Date: 20th July 2021 at 4:19pm
Written by: Marc Harley

Gabriel Jesus’ future at Manchester City has been up in the air this summer as he doesn’t have the trust of Pep Guardiola, but the 24-year-old may be staying. Juventus have shown an interest in Jesus and want to bring him to Turin ahead of the new season, but Calciomercato say the Old Lady can’t afford him.

Jesus joined City from Palmeiras in 2017 and has gone on to make 82 goals with 34 assists in 195 games across the board. He had a hand in 27 goals from 52 games at Palmeiras too, so he’s a proven goalscorer without being overly prolific.

Calciomercato say City were willing to let the 5ft 7in striker go for around €50m (£43m) this summer, but Juve won’t meet his asking price. Jesus is the only centre-forward Guardiola has in the first-team after Sergio Aguero’s departure, so he’d be short in attack if he let him go.

Even though the Brazilian international may not command a starting place this season, it’s hard to see him being sold. City need to keep the forwards they have, rather than cash in.

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