Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez has revealed that his club are getting ever closer to completing a deal to sign Middlesbrough and Sunderland target Jese Rodriguez.
"PSG paid this summer 25million Euros for him, so he's a player who can bring us a lot of things, and we are trying to convince him". As Karanka said though, the Boro manager is well aware of his talents having worked with the 23 year old when both were still at Madrid, Jese as an emerging talent and Karanka as a first team coach.
Daniel Ayala is suspended and midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who has submitted a transfer request amid interest from champions Leicester, has a knee problem. We got promotion and got the the play-off final playing this style. He was one of my favourite players when he was in the national team.
It seems an incredible bit of business for the Premier League side, as he only moved to PSG from Real Madrid for €25 million in August. He couldn't settle in the way he wanted.
However, Las Palmas, who initially claimed to be struggling to match the wage demands of the former Real Madrid man, are now on the verge of luring Jese back to Spain.
He said: "Now in the Premier League, we have fewer games than we had in the Championship". But he needs to make the right step and I hope that is to come here'.
Asked if he felt the Tigers were reluctant to do business with a relegation rival, he replied: "You don't need to go to university to know that, it's obvious". 'It's obvious. But he's a player we like, we are trying to bring him here. "Let's see what is happening".