Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez reportedly paid €5k in text messages to eliminate his former girlfriend from a Spanish reality TV show.

The former Real Madrid player split up with former girlfriend Aurah Ruiz – who appeared on Spain’s Big Brother VIP show – earlier this year.

Numerous media outlets cite a report in Cazamariposas that Jese, who made 94 first-team appearances for Madrid, spent the lavish sum on texting votes to remove his former partner from the show.

The 25-year-old – who spent last season on loan at Stoke City but scored just once in 13 appearances – is said to be closing in on a return to Spanish football, with Real Valladolid recently linked.