Middlesbrough Boss Aitor Karanka Confirms Interest in Signing PSG Outcast On Loan

The former Real Madrid man, who cost the French giants £21 million in the summer, has struggled to find his feet in Paris and Karanka has urged Jese to make the decision to join Middlesbrough.

Karanka said: "Yes, he's handed in a transfer request, but the offer that we received is not good enough".

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Ramirez has scored twice in 17 games but has not featured for Boro since starting against Leicester City in a 0-0 at the Riverside Stadium. The last 5 or 6 months have been hard for him.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has revealed that he is trying to persuade PSG winger Jese Rodriguez to join the club on loan. "Jese is a player I have worked with". Saying how Ramirez wanted to play for Boro last season and how playing for the Teesside club helped him return to the Uruguayan national set up.

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On Snodgrass, also the subject of accepted £10m bids from Burnley and West Ham United, he added: "He is another player I like".

Asked if he felt the Tigers were reluctant to do business with a potential relegation rival, he replied: "You don't need to go to university to know that, it's obvious. We have four or five days to see what is happening".

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He said: "It's massive because he's a player who I have known for the last seven, eight years".

"No one player is more important than the team, but the offer has to be right for the club before a player will leave", he told reporters. PSG paid €25m for him - he is a player that could bring us a lot of things and we are trying to convince him.

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'For him it is a really important move now because the last five or six months have been hard for him.