Manchester City are in the market to replace Sergio Aguero. However, one of their own strikers is on the radar of Juventus.
The Old Lady are reportedly lining up Gabriel Jesus on a costly loan deal as per Calciomercato.
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Manchester City, on the other hand, would be willing to sell the former Palmeiras striker outright to free up some much-needed funds, which could then be utilized to sign the Sky Blues’ top targets, Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.
Juventus lining up Manchester City star forward Gabriel Jesus
Jesus, who was part of the Brazilian contingent that lost the Copa America final to Argentina, was signed by Man City in 2017. Upon his arrival, many expected the youngster to take on the baton from Sergio Aguero but in reality, the 24-year-old has failed to live up to the initial promise.
After letting Sergio Aguero leave for Barcelona, Pep Guardiola is now lining up a bid to sign England skipper Harry Kane, although the deal could be complicated by Kane’s contract that runs until the summer of 2024.
Moreover, due to the financial imapct of the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester City won’t be able to go out all guns blazing and get both Kane and Grealish this summer.
Juventus meanwhile could help City do a transfer merry go round, as Gabriel Jesus could help free up some funds that could be used elsewhere. However, the Old Lady are currently only willing to sign the young striker on a loan deal, with a chance to buy him on permanent basis next summer.
The Serie-A heavyweights are also feeling the heat of finances, and as such, will be able to spend freely next summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala’s deals expire.
Ronaldo at 36 is still going strong, but Juventus will ultimately have to plan for life after Ronaldo, and Dybala’s case is also interesting, as the upcoming season could well and truly be his last in a Bianconeri shirt.
Elsewhere, Alvaro Morata, currently on loan from Atletico could be Gabriel Jesus’ long term partner, which could then completely revolutionise the ageing attack that Juventus currently boast.