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La Liga Latest (Real Valladolid): Jese Rodriguez set to arrive from PSG

La Liga Latest (Real Valladolid): Jese Rodriguez set to arrive from PSG

Jese Rodriguez is closing in on a move to Real Valladolid, according to French media L’Equipe.

Once heralded as the ‘new Raul’, Jese has struggled for find form over the recent years – having suffered from personal issues and the loss of his son at birth.

The Spanish forward spent last term on loan with Stoke City, who were relegated from the Premier League, seeing the former Real Madrid man score just once in 13 appearances.

Prior to his Stoke stint, Jese spent time with Las Palmas for six months, where he scored three goals in 16 games.

The former Spain U12 international is now set for a move back to La Liga with Valladolid, having almost joined Huesca earlier this year only to see that move fall through.

Currently with Paris Saint Germain, the former Real Madrid man has not appeared this season.

Valladolid perform well but lose to Atleti

Unbeaten in their last 12 league encounters, Atletico headed to Valladolid determined to avoid an eighth draw as they aimed to build on last weekend’s 3-0 win against Deportivo Alavés.

 

Nicola Kalinic only took 26 minutes to get on the scoresheet after he slotted in Griezmann’s through ball for his second goal in two matches.

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On the verge of the whistle being blown for half-time, a penalty was awarded to Atletico after a VAR review showed that Griezmann’s shot from the edge of the area had been deflected by Kiko Olivas’ arm.

The French forward then scored the spot-kick to put the visitors 2-0 up at the Estadio José Zorrilla heading into the break.

Into the second-half and Valladolid made an unlikely comeback after a strong start with Enes Ünal and Olivas both testing Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

La Pucela’s persistence soon paid off with Fernando Calero heading into the bottom right corner of the goal following a corner-kick.

It put the scoreline back at 2-2 between the sides to set-up an intense ending to the game with both teams uninterested in settling for a point.

In 80th-minute of the match though, Griezmann stepped up to put Atletico back in front after his left footed shot from a tricky angle found the bottom right corner of Jordi Masip’s net.

Los Colchoneros then held on to claim only their second away win in the league this season and move temporarily level with league leaders Barcelona, who visit Levante on Sunday.