The Spaniard is on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain, but Hughes is unconvinced that the 24-year-old will stay at the Potteries beyond January.
Jese’s son Nyan remains in a Las Palmas hospital following his premature birth in the summer. The player frequently returns to in what is a stressful time for the family. Understandably, the club believes the situation is taking its’ toll on his performances.
Real Betis are rumoured to be monitoring the situation and are said to be considering a January move for the striker.
It seems a long time ago that Rodriguez gambolled across the turf at the Bet365 Stadium after scoring the winner against Arsenal on his debut. However, the signs are there that his time in English football is coming to an end.
Dropped after October’s defeat against Bournemouth, he has featured just twice from the bench since then.
Having moved to the Premier League without making an appearance for Paris St Germain, Jese is free to join another club on loan in January. There’s every indication that Stoke are willing to facilitate a move back to Spain to help the player’s domestic circumstances.