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Relatively than reside among the many beautiful Renaissance structure of Florence, Jese Rodriguez has apparently chosen a life alongside the previous factories and slag heaps in Staffordshire.

The Paris Saint-Germain flop prefers a transfer to the Premier League over Serie A, in response to AS, turning down an eventual everlasting transfer to Fiorentina to as an alternative be a part of Mark Hughes’ Stoke Metropolis.

PSG was reportedly ready to cowl a few of Jese’s wage throughout a two-yr mortgage at Fiorentina, earlier than the Tuscan outfit completes an compulsory buy on the finish of the 2018-19 season. Jese has spurned these phrases, nevertheless, prompting Fiorentina to eye Genoa‘s 22-yr-previous striker Giovanni Simeone.

Jese, 24, joined PSG final summer time for round €25 million after progressing by way of the ranks at Actual Madrid. After his profession did not take off within the French capital, he was loaned to Las Palmas for the latter half of La Liga’s 2016-17 time period, the place he scored 3 times in sixteen appearances.

Ought to Jese be a part of Stoke, he’ll complement an assault comprising of misfiring Saido Berahino, Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Peter Crouch, new signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Mame Biram Diouf, who was deployed as a wing-again in Saturday’s 1-zero season-opening loss at Everton.

Stoke’s prime scorer within the Premier League final season was 36-yr-previous Crouch with seven objectives.