Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says Jese Rodriguez will be a key player next season.

Jese was a revelation last term before suffering a serious knee injury.

Ancelotti remarked: "He was a surprise to everyone. I did not know him, but (Zinedine) Zidane spoke highly of him and when I saw him training, I understood.

"He was very important to us and much missed at the end of the season, when we had problems with Cristiano (Ronaldo) and (Gareth) Bale. I think with Jesse, the final of the Liga would have been different."

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