Jese Rodriguez cannot be written off as a failure despite being sent on loan to Las Palmas, says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery.
After signing from Real Madrid for an estimated €25million last August, Jese struggled to establish himself at the Parc des Princes and made just two of his 14 appearances in all competitions as a member of the starting line-up.
In a bid to rediscover his best form, the 23-year-old has agreed a return to boyhood club Las Palmas until the end of the season.
Emery hopes Jese will return to PSG reinvigorated and capable of proving his worth to the Ligue 1 giants.
"He has the opportunity to grow in a different situation. He needs to play," Emery told a media conference ahead of Wednesday's Coupe de France meeting with Rennes.
"If you say he's a failure it may not be true in the future. For me, this has not been a failure yet.
"With this loan, we think he can grow because it is more difficult in Paris. He must look for his own path and then return to PSG."