Jese Rodriguez has completed his expected move from Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the 2015-2016 campaign, the clubs have confirmed. Meanwhile, the Spaniard has admitted that he has turned down interest from Premier League clubs to agree a five-year-deal with the Ligue 1 champions amid recent reports linking him with Arsenal and Liverpool.
The 23-year-old versatile forward used to be considered as the next big thing to emerge from the Valdebebas academy, particularly after Jose Mourinho promoted him to the first-team during his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Canary Island winger has since made 94 appearances for the Real Madrid first-team, serving as the back-up for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, while scoring 18 goals and providing 16 assists.
However, his future in Zinedine Zidane's ranks has been under huge scrutiny since Los Blancos opted to activate a buy-back clause and bring Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu for the new campaign.
Real Madrid's original idea was reportedly to send Jese on loan - allowing him regular playing time and the chance to continue his development.
However, last week L'Equipe reported that the Los Blancos were finally ready to part ways on a permanent basis after PSG agreed to pay around €25m (£21,2m, $27.7m) for his services – as he was a personal transfer target of new manager Unai Emery.
PSG and Real Madrid have failed to disclose the final fee but did confirm that Jese has agreed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 big spenders.
"Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce the transfer of Jesé Rodriguez Ruiz on a 5-year contract, tying the Spanish forward to the club until 30 June 2021," the French side confirmed.
"He is the fifth signing for the 2016-17 season after Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso."
Last month The Sun reported that Arsenal and Liverpool were closely monitoring the situation intent on luring the striker to the Premier League, while a number of La Liga clubs also expressed their interest in securing his services on loan.
Jese failed to directly address reported interest from Arsenal or the Merseysiders, but admitted that he had rejected proposals from some Premier League clubs to join PSG and play under Emery, who already tried to secure his services during his time at Sevilla.
"Many Spanish clubs and some Premier League teams wanted me but Unai Emery influenced my decision to join PSG," he said in his presentation. "I was at Real for 10 years but it was time to take the next step in my career."