Juventus are reportedly eyeing a move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, as per the report in Italian outlet Calciomercato.
The 24-years-old joined the reigning Premier League champions back in 2017 from Brazilian side Palmeiras for around €32 million. The forward hasn’t had a great time at the Etihad Stadium so far, scoring 84 goals in 200 appearances in all competitions. Most of his appearances came off the bench for the Citizens.
According to Calciomercato, following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Bianconeri are lacking qualities in their attack as Álvaro Morata, Moise Kean, Paulo Dybala and Kajo Jorge are currently present at Massimiliano Allegri’s disposal. So, the Old Lady of Turin have identified Gabriel Jesus as their priority option to strengthen the forward line.
Juventus weighing up a move for Gabriel Jesus:
Signing Jesus will not be easy for Juventus as Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will not be willing to part ways with a talented forward like him. The forward has struggled to find consistency over the past few campaigns in the centre forward position, however, the legendary manager has found a perfect role for the 24-years-old in this season.
With Ferran Torres playing in the centre forward position this campaign, the Brazil international has been playing on the wings and has impressed the Etihad faithful so far. The forward has played four games in the league, scoring one goal and notching up three assists.
Having Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez struggled to impress Guardiola so far in this campaign, the 24-years-old has found a perfect role on the right-wing to play regular first-team football under the Spanish boss.
So, it will be hard for Juventus to land Jesus at the Allianz Stadium in the upcoming transfer window. The forward is enjoying his new role in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see if the forward would want to move away from the Etihad Stadium or not.
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