Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus will leave Manchester City at the end of the season looking for more playing time to maintain his place in the national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The information comes through the Brazilian newspaper LANCEmentioning that there are several factors to consider regarding the player’s future.
The striker’s playing time was cut short by Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium despite being the club’s only full-time centre-forward following the departure of Sergio Aguero last season. He made a buoyant start to the season but soon fell out of favor at right flank, largely due to his recurrence of injuries and Riyad Mahrez’s improving form.
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Manchester City have already confirmed the transfer of Julian Alvarez from River Plate, which was largely followed last year by both Milan and Inter. Moreover, there are strong indications that Erling Haaland will join the sky-blue Manchester from Borussia Dortmund ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The report reveals the Cityzens will be ready to part ways with the 25-year-old if they are presented with an “interesting proposal”, with the attacker’s five-year contract expiring at the end of next season.
Barcelona have emerged as front runners to snag Palmeiras’ youth product, while Xavi Hernandez is looking to bolster his forward line with young blood. However, the presence of Derby d’Italia Rivals Juventus and Inter spice things up in the race for Jesus’ signature. According to reports from TuttoJuveJesus would be the perfect replacement for Paulo Dybala while Inter are looking for someone to replace Lautaro Martinez.
The Brazilian transfer market It’s valued at €50m but given that he’s in the last 12 months of his contract, interested parties could very well snag him for almost half the price. There’s little sign City would be willing to see him leave for free in the summer of 2023, preferring to settle for a discounted fee similar to the one they paid Palmeiras in 2016.