Real Madrid have offered their young Spanish starlet Jese Rodriguez a new five-year contract extension, according to Marca.
The Spanish under-20 international has just one year left in his current contract with the club and has thus attracted a lot of interest from other clubs this summer.
However, Madrid are not prepared to lose the player and have offered the Castilla product a new five-year extension with a net starting salary of €1 million which is set to increase each season and also includes a release clause of €200 million.
With a lot of clubs trying to prise the player away from the club, Madrid is rolling out the red carpet to their young star with the hope that this will be enough to keep hold of him.
Jese has been attracting interest from other clubs from a very young age. In 2011, Madrid were forced to offer the youngster an emergency contract extension due to Barcelona’s interest in snapping up the player.
Since then, rising interest in the player compelled the club to insert a buy-out clause of €40 million in his contract.
However, with the player improving in leaps and bounds over the years, Madrid are throwing caution to the wind and have decided to insert a disbelieving €200 million release clause in their latest offer of contract extension, in order to hang on to the starlet.
Jese had grown frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at Madrid and had been unsure about staying with the club next season, commenting early in July:
“I want to play and I don’t know if I will get many minutes in the Real Madrid first team.
“I don’t know what the club wants with me. I assume they will want to offer me a renewal but I don’t know what I will do. I’m not going to lie about it.”
But since then he has been assured by the club that he will have his chances next season, with new manager Carlo Ancelotti prepared to work with the young players, and Madrid are now fairly certain that their young star will agree to stay with the club beyond this summer.
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