Real Madrid have tied down Jese Rodriguez until 2017 as the striker signed a new three-year deal with Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Rodriguez is a prolific scorer. He finished top scorer in the 2012 European Under 19 Championship, top of the scoring charts again in Segunda last season with Real Madrid Castilla and also put in an impressive performance with Spain at the Under 20 World Cup this summer, in which many believe he would have finished top scorer if Spain had gone further in the competition.
The 20-year-old tweeted upon signing the new deal: “I am very happy to have extended my contract and to play for the best club in the world. I will give my all for these colours.”
An official club statement read: “Real Madrid announce that Jese has extended his contract, by which he will remain with the club for the next four seasons,”
He made his senior debut in 2011 and is expected to make the step up this season to be a regular in the senior team.
Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Napoli has made space for Rodriguez to cement a position in the first team, but faces obvious competition from Madrid’s wealth of attacking player such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Madrid have invested heavily in youth this summer having already secured the signings of Isco, Asier Illarramendi and Daniel Carvajal