PSG terminate ex-Real star's contract

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain have terminated the contract of former Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez, despite the Spaniard having six months to spare on his deal.

On Saturday evening, reigning Ligue 1 champions PSG announced that the club had reached an agreement with Rodriguez for the early termination of the player's contract at the Parc de Princes.

"Paris Saint-Germain and Jese have agreed to terminate the player's contract, due to expire on 30 June 2021," the club announced on its website. "....Paris Saint-Germain wishes Jese all the best for his professional career."

Rodriguez's departure marks the end of a much-maligned spell for the Spanish forward in Paris, having made just 18 appearances across all competitions during his four seasons with the club.

The 27-year-old joined Les Parisiens from Real Madrid in 2016 for a transfer fee of €25 million (R461 million), but failed to live up to expectations, instead being shipped out on loan to Las Palmas, Stoke City, Real Betis and Sporting Lisbon across the past three-and-a-half campaigns.

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