Leeds made audacious January move for PSG, ex Real Madrid winger

Date published: Friday 15th February 2019 10:24

Jese Rodriguez: Limited game time at PSG

Leeds United made an attempt to sign winger Jese Rodriguez from Paris Saint-Germain in January, a report claims.

It is no secret that the Championship side were close to signing Swansea City winger Daniel James on deadline day, but the deal ended up falling through.

It has been reported that the 21-year-old’s move from Swansea to Leeds broke down due to conflict between Swans chairman Huw Jenkins and the Welsh club’s American owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, over the sale of the highly-rated prospect.

It was also recently claimed that James will not sign a new contract if he is offered one by Swansea and the Leeds are likely to be back in for the youngster in the summer.

However, James was not the only wide man that Leeds were chasing, as El Desmarques claim that a deal for former Real Madrid man Jese Rodriguez was also being worked on.

In the end, Rodriguez eventually secured a loan move to Real Betis instead of the Championship, and the report hints that it was the player’s choice.

 

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