But as the campaign turns towards its final stretch, that could not be further from the truth for the 23-year-old.
And though he has returned to more familiar surroundings, Jese's campaign continues to go from bad to worse.
His arrival has coincided with his new club suffering a four match losing streak, with Jese starting three of those games after coming on as a substitute in the first.
4 - Since Jese joined, Las Palmas have lost the four league games they have played. Brake pic.twitter.com/IKHzMyDcGz— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 24, 2017
The latest came on Friday evening as Real Sociedad continued their push for European football with a 1-0 win at the Estadio de Gran Canaria, leaving the home side 12th in the Liga table.
And who is to say with Jese around, they won't continue to drift towards the relegation places?