5 players who struggled after leaving Real Madrid

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5. Jesé

Jesé came through the Real Madrid youth academy and he was an exceptional young player when he was promoted to the first-team. Jesé had several great involvements with the first-team, spreading over a five-year spell. However, his career took a turn after suffering a nasty injury, one which he never truly recovered from.

When he returned from injury, the Spaniard struggled to live up to the form he had previously displayed, so a move to Paris Saint-Germain was deemed best for his career. In the end, that didn't work out and several loan spells later, he returned to La Liga in 2021, signing for Las Palmas.

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It's a sad tale given the promise shown by Jesé at Real Madrid but eventually, his career resulted in him becoming a journeyman. Still, ending his career with two Champions League titles, one La Liga, one Ligue 1 and a Copa del Rey isn't bad going.


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