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What next for Real Madrid and Jese Rodriguez?

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As Spain celebrate yet another triumph at the Uefa Under 19 Championships, the performance of one player has led to speculation over his future at his club side, Real Madrid.

Jese Rodriguez was a revelation in Estonia and many are now calling for Jose Mourinho to include the 19-year-old in his senior squad for the upcoming season. Scoring five times to grab the tournaments Golden Boot, Jese also bagged the decisive goal against in the final against Greece to secure Spain an unprecedented sixth title at this level.

His impressive displays for the Julen Lopetegui’s Spanish under-19 side followed an equally impressive season in domestic football, which saw the Canary Island-born forward score 10 goals in 42 appearances for Castilla.

Jese is certainly held in high regard at Valdebebas and Mourinho’s decision to promote Castilla team mate Alvaro Morata into his senior squad, must surely hand the youngster a huge amount of confidence that he can follow suit.

However, it may also prove that Jese’s career is at something of a crossroads. A crossroad that another Real Madrid Castilla youngster found himself at five years ago.

Juan Mata was the same age as Jese when he decided to further his career elsewhere – ending up at Valencia where he blossomed into a true world class talent. In fact the statistics of the two players are strikingly similar. Both played a similar amount of games and both scored 10 goals.

However, although Mata has gone on to become a Champions League, World Cup and European Championship winner with Chelsea and Spain, it is fair to say that the decision to leave Madrid would have been seen as a backward step initially by many.

The same may be true for Jese should he decide to follow the likes of Mata, and also the young Roberto Soldado, out of the Bernabeu in search of more playing time, however it is also clear he will have no shortage of offers should he do so.

What is true, is that at this moment in time, the player appears settled in Madrid. He is recently quoted as saying: “I play for Real Madrid Castilla. I’m happy because we’ve moved up to the Second Division, which was another challenge. Mourinho knows that he has quality players in the reserves and can call them up whenever he wants.”

The question is, how long is Jese Rodriguez willing to wait for Mourinho’s call?




7 Comments

  1. Brst.Abdul Udawa

    18 July, 2012 at 21:13

    My opinion about this is jese to stay not go any where bcos vr sun he will among d fist 11 of realmadrid.

  2. Sadiq

    18 July, 2012 at 22:43

    He should stay 4 yr 2 see what will happen 2 him &marota

  3. Prince boadi santos

    19 July, 2012 at 17:02

    I think jose should allowed the young ones for them to display their talent.

  4. Brima S.Bangura

    21 July, 2012 at 21:50

    Yes indid Jese deserve to have fist TEAM space at Reak Madrid FC.

  5. Name

    20 April, 2013 at 08:56

    Who is jese going 2 replace at realmadrid nw,i guess d the bst option is 4 him 2 stay becos i believe wit time he is goin 2 reap d fruit of his labour,take a luk at varane he never believed he was going 2 be in the first team here he is makin wave and one of d bst center bck nw,

  6. Nellychuks

    20 April, 2013 at 08:59

    Who is jese going 2 replace at realmadrid nw,i guess d the bst option is 4 him 2 stay becos i believe wit time he is goin 2 reap d fruit of his labour,take a luk at varane he never believed he was going 2 be in the first team here he is makin wave and one of d bst center bck nw,

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