Juventus eyeing move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus
It is an open secret that Juve need to sign a striker.
The latest reports in Italy suggest that Juventus are eyeing move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.
The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Manchester City spent 32 million euros to sign the Brazil international from Palmeiras in the winter of 2017. The 24-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The striker registered 14 goals and 4 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions last season.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Brazil. Jesus has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 18 goals in 45 senior appearances for the Brazil national team.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Juventus.
Massimiliano Allegri wants to sign a new striker and Jesus is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The report claims that Juventus manager has extensively scouted Jesus and is considering a move for the striker.
The Italian giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Brazil international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Allegri’s side.
According to the report, “Juventus are looking to sign Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian is a key target for the Italian giants as they seek to reclaim their domestic dominance in the coming season. According to Tuttosport, Juventus want to secure Jesus regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the club. Media reports have linked the Portuguese with an exit in the summer, as he is unhappy with the squad Juve have built around him. There is a suggestion Ronaldo may give Juventus one more season before he decides to seek another move.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
It would take a huge offer from Juve to prise the 24-year-old striker from Manchester City.
City are preparing to sell their striker should they receive a massive offer for him.
Gabriel Jesus ideal fit for Juventus?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Juventus.
A striker of Gabriel Jesus’ ceiling will be a massive addition to Juventus squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Allegri’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
It will be interesting to see if Juventus make their move for the 24-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.