STOKE forward Jese Rodriguez was involved in an amazing bust-up at the weekend. The Spanish forward is understood to have stormed down the tunnel before the final whistle once after Mark Hughes used his three subs against Swansea.
Jese, 24, was on the bench for the 2-1 win and said to be fuming over being overlooked as Sparky’s side hung onto their lead. Stoke’s high-profile summer loan from Paris Saint-Germain could now face an uncertain future less than halfway through his spell at the Bet365 Stadium.
The former Real Madrid striker made a stunning start to his Premier League career by scoring the winner against Arsenal on his debut. But he has not scored since or started a match since October 21 when he played in the defeat to Bournemouth.
At the weekend Hughes used his three subs with 20 minutes remaining against Swansea. Sparky praised Jese earlier in the season for his dedication and professionalism as he was returning regularly to Gran Canaria to visit his son Nyan, who was born premature.
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He has featured nine times for the Potters in the Premier League, but has been restricted to two 16-minute cameos in his last two matches against Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Stoke currently sit 13th in the Premier League table, and face a tricky away tie against Tottenham on Saturday.