According to an update by Italian news outlet Sport Mediaset, Serie A giants Inter Milan are eyeing a swoop for Man City striker Gabriel Jesus as a potential replacement for Lautaro Martinez – with sporting director Txiki Begiristain setting a €70 million (£62.9 million) price tag.
Jesus, who has arguably enjoyed his finest season in Sky Blue since arriving from Palmeiras in a £27 million deal, scoring 18 goals in all competitions, is now being touted as a successor to Martinez if Antonio Conte’s side do in fact sell the Argentine.
Would you sell Gabriel Jesus?
However, City boss Pep Guardiola and co are reportedly keen to keep hold of Jesus and have slapped a £62.9m price tag for any potential suitors.
According to SofaScore, Jesus completed 95% of his passes up front along with scoring our equaliser at the Bernabeu – later attracting Sergio Ramos into a reckless challenge which resulted in his dismissal.
It’s clear, at least going by his season so far, why Inter feel he would be a capable heir to Martinez – but given our own need to eventually replace Sergio Aguero, it’s difficult to justify a potential sale.
Lauded as an ‘incredible fighter‘ by our manager, the 23-year-old attacker would need to attract a hefty bid in order to convince us to part company.
Whether or not we do offload Jesus, it is highly contestable whether the potential £62.9m fee would be worth it.