According to recent reports from Calciomercato, Manchester City have given Juventus their asking price for Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.
Juventus have been linked with a move for Gabriel Jesus for some time now as they seek to not only provide competition to some of the club’s stars but also increase depth in the striker position.
With the arrival of new manager Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus are looking to revamp their squad and push for the Serie A title again next season.
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Gabriel Jesus also wants to leave Etihad as he saw his playtime reduce last season with Pep Guardiola moving to a formation with a number nine.
Pep Guardiola has put a 43 million pounds price tag on the Brazilian. Although it may not seem much, the price may become an obstacle for Juventus, who are in a financial crisis, because of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic.
Jesus was signed in 2017 for his Brazilian club Palmeiras and was touted to succeed the veteran Sergio Aguero at the club. However, the 24-year old has struggled to find his feet at the club after a brilliant start to his career in Manchester. Constant injuries and fitness concerns led to him being sidelined for prolonged periods of time.
Now, Manchester City are looking to sign Harry Kane as Aguero’s replacement. This has not sat well with Gabriel Jesus, who will see a further reduction in his game time if the English captain signs, hence a move to Italian giants make sense for him.
Jesus has not been able to adapt to Pep Guardiola’s playing style and a move may be well suited for him. His transfer will also raise much-required funds for Manchester City.
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