• Pete @ManCityOracle

Juventus lock their eyes on Gabriel Jesus

Reports linking Gabriel Jesus to Juventus have recently begun to gather pace.

The Mail Sport reports that Juventus have made Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus their top transfer target this summer, regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo stays or leaves Turin. Joe Bray has also reports in the Manchester Evening News that Jesus is a 'top target'.

Even Tottenham are reportedly interested in Gabriel Jesus, though its presumed their interest may have quelled. TuttoSport report Juventus have drawn up a ‘shopping list’ which is ‘ready and waiting’ to be acted upon and Gabriel Jesus is at the top of that list. Jesus has been ‘in the sights’ of Juventus for years.

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Manchester City signed Jesus from Palmerias in 2017 as a 19 year old. He was already playing for the Brazilian men’s national team, the first choice striker, scoring regularly and had formed an excellent partnership with Neymar. Jesus was hot property, Manchester City signed him for just £27 million, today he’s worth a least double that fee.

Gabriel Jesus became the major factor in the further improvement of Sergio Aguero. Jesus became Guardiola’s first choice striker, often leaving Aguero on the bench as a two pronged attack was mostly not deployed. Consequently, Aguero improved many areas of his game. He became more of a team player, retained the ball with greater regularity

but more noticeably, further improved his work rate.

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Gabriel Jesus now at just 24 years of age, has already won several trophies with Manchester City but appears to be at a crossroads in his career. Though his goal scoring stats have nosedived this season, his attitude, workmate, versatility and appetite for the game have been excellent. It would be sad to lose him but it appears that Manchester City are prepared to sacrifice his services in order to bring a marquee striker to the club this summer.

Written by Pete/@ManCityOracle. Display image via Juve Edits.