Jesé's fate with Real Madrid was sealed if Los Blancos kept Rafa Benítez as their coach. The Spanish manager never trusted Jesé even though the young attacker completed a good pre-season and appeared to be ready to be an important player on this team. Real Sociedad was reportedly interested in signing Jesé this winter on a loan deal after the injuries to Sergio Canales and Chory Castro, but the Basque side will now have to wait and see what Zidane's plans are for Jesé.
Zidane has worked with Jesé Rodríguez for years, especially during Ancelotti's first season as Real's coach. The French coach believes that Jesé has true potential and this could be something very important for the attacker now that Zidane has taken over.
Jesé could well be ahead of Lucas Vázquez in the rotation now that Benítez is not the coach, and he could be the first attacking option off the bench if Real need some presence on the wings.