First things first, Jesé Rodriguez’s son is in a better situation than previously, the Stoke City player has explained to the Spanish media.

Speaking to El Larguero, picked up by Marca, Jesé said: “Now the child is evolving and is better, I have to fight for him and for the other two that I have.”

Feeling he’s now able to concentrate more on his football, the PSG owned player stated he’s ready to get back to his best and help Stoke City between now and the end of the season: “Surely we will see the best Jesé again. I’ve been off the field for a long time on the subject of my son but now the child is evolving and we must seize these last few games. On Saturday we have a final against Everton, we have to win and we play at home.”

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On the rumours he almost returned to Las Palmas during the winter transfer window, Jesé explained: “There were conversations, but the reality is that when talking to Miguel Ángel Ramírez, who is a good friend and knows that I follow the team, there were difficulties. There was also the theme of the child. I preferred to stay with him, take care of my son and then it was too late.”

Stoke City made a huge fanfare of signing the Spaniard on loan from PSG during the summer window, and even then it looked like the club were setting themselves up for a fall.

Jesé had left Real Madrid under a cloud and then saw his move to PSG very quickly turn sour. A loan to Las Palmas didn’t work out as well as hoped, and despite a goal on his Stoke debut, the player hasn’t been able to have much impact since.