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Stoke boss Hughes admits Jese gamble could backfire

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes concedes there's no permanent option in their loan deal for PSG attacker Jese.

After victory over Arsenal, Hughes admitted there was not an option to buy a player who cost PSG £22m when he joined from Real Madrid a year ago.

And his valuation will hardly drop on the evidence of Saturday's debut after just three days of training with Stoke.

"That was a calculated risk," Hughes said of his selection. "It could have backfired, but after his first run I think people understood why we bought him here.

"I think he will light the Premier League up as the season progresses. That's our hope anyway."

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