Napoli eye Jese Rodriguez loan move

Napoli eye Jese Rodriguez loan move


Italian side Napoli are keen to take Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on loan in January, according to reports.

Madrid-based daily AS says the Seria A side, who were managed by Real boss Rafa Benitez for two seasons prior to his switch to Los Blancos in the summer, want to give the striker the chance to gain regular first team football while boosting their chances of success in the league and Italian Cup competitions this season.

Jese has only featured one league game this season, playing 55 minutes of Real’s opening day draw with Sporting Gijon.

Reports have suggested he is unhappy with his lack of first team opportunities under Benitez and would welcome a fresh start.

Earlier this week though, the boss said Jese has been superb in training and will get his chance to show what he can do.

“He has been sensational in training. I’m the first to give him confidence and I have showed my faith in him. I have to create a competitive atmosphere amongst the players. There are certain players who have an edge in terms of their experience.

There are certain younger players with a lot of talent who need to work hard and as the fixtures unfold I’ll play them one at a time. The games themselves also influence these decisions. You have to adjust specific positions. The younger players have to push hard to reach the same level the most experienced squad members are at,” he said about the 22-year-old.