Juventus are keeping an eye on Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, who is likely to cost €50 million.
According to a recent report from Calciomercato.it, Juventus are in the market for Gabriel Jesus. The Italian giants are eyeing a major revamp in the offensive unit, with the Manchester City forward, valued at around €50 million, emerging as one of the top candidates.
While Dusan Vlahovic remains Juventus’ primary target, the Bianconeri are aware of his expensive price tag. They are also set to face stiff competition with Manchester City even considering an €85 million swoop for the star forward.
Another top target is Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund. But the Norwegian superstar is set to cost even more and is demanding a hefty salary. On top of that, his agent Mino Raiola has recently named four potential destinations for the striker, a list that excludes Juventus.
However, it appears the Italian giants have conceded the fact that they cannot sign either Haaland or Vlahovic next summer. But they are hoping that Man City can sign either of them, one that will cause a domain effect and force the Sky Blues to sanction the exit of Gabriel Jesus after the end of the season.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Turin for quite some time now, with Juventus considering him as an ideal replacement for Alvaro Morata. The club are also frustrated over the performances of Moise Kean, who has struggled since rejoining the club in the summer transfer window.
It has compelled Juventus to go after Gabriel Jesus. The Manchester City star offers a lot of pedigree at the highest level of football, having scored 87 goals in 214 competitive appearances. His tally of 42 assists also makes him a well-rounded forward whose versatility can open up a lot of possibilities for Massimiliano Allegri.
As for Manchester City, they are likely to offload the former Palmeiras starlet if they can get a hold of a top centre-forward next summer. At the same time, though, there are concerns over the long-term future of attackers in the team, including Ferran Torres. The young Spaniard is reportedly keen on signing for Barcelona amid interest from Xavi.
One would imagine Torres’ potential exit could force Manchester City to keep hold of Jesus, so it will be interesting to see how the fortunes favour Juventus in their pursuit of the Brazilian.