Stoke striker winds up Potters before big match

We’ve had our issues with players who don’t want to perform for us – think Diafra Sakho.

But Stoke City striker Jese seems to be in a different class when it comes to unacceptable behaviour.

Tonight the Potters are arriving at the London Stadium having been thoroughly wound up by a guy who has gone AWOL back to Spain.

The on loan Paris Saint-Germain forward posted a picture of him frolicking in bed ovrr the weekend with his children.

He uploaded the image as Paul Lambert’s squad return to training ahead of the relegation six-pointer away to West Ham.

Jesé was allowed compassionate leave to spend time with premature-born son Nyan in Madrid but his relationship with the baby and his ex-partner has played out in the tabloids.

He is not expected to play for Stoke again and hopefully his antics will help the Irons in a big way.

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