Manchester City set a price tag for their wanted striker for Inter and Juventus
Manchester City has had a rollercoaster ride since the resumption of the Premier League post the COVID-19 lockdown. The Sky Blues have lost two out of their last five fixtures as they lost to Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge and were handed a one-nil defeat to Southhampton at the St Marys Stadium due to goalkeeping error from Ederson.
Gabriel Jesus’s of Manchester City has made a name for himself this season after being linked to several top clubs. The Brazilian has featured in the last five games for Pep Guardiola but has struggled to make an impact with only one assist to his name in the last five fixtures. Nonetheless, the 2019 Copa America winner has proven to be clinical this season once again for the Sky Blues as he has scored 16 goals and has provided 10 assists so far in the Premier League.
The former Palmeiras striker is on his way to beat his personal best of 19 goals in a Premier League season which he had achieved in his second season for City under Pep which was his first English League Championship.
His performances lately have caught the eyes of two Italian powerhouses, Juventus and Inter Milan. Both the Serie A giants have massive plans for the summer to compete for the 2020/21 Serie A title and the Champions League. Antonio Conte has already made a grand signing by snatching Achraf Hakimi who would flourish under the 3-5-2 formation that the Italian manager prefers to play.
Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus has already bagged Arthur Melo of Barcelona in exchange for their 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic. The Bianconeri have also been linked with Antoine Griezmann of Barcelona this summer in what could form the most dangerous attacking lineup with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
Gabriel Jesus is a wanted figure by both the clubs, Conte believes that the Brazilian striker would be the ideal replacement for Lautaro Martinez who will eventually sign for the Blaugrana either this summer or next season. Sarri highly rates Jesus as he believes he would replace Gonzalo Higuain at Juve who is possibly on his way out this summer.
Italy’s most trusted source, Caliciomercato, reports that Manchester City has slammed a starting price worth 70 million euros for their marksman and would not accept anything below that figure. Juventus would most likely meet the demanded price by offering a player or two in exchange for Jesus, meanwhile, it still remains uncertain whether Inter Milan could match the same figure set by City.
Would you want to see Jesus at the Serie A? If yes, then would you want him at the Juventus Stadium alongside Ronaldo or at the San Siro alongside Lukaku?