According to a report by the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
The Lowdown: Spurs and the Kane saga…
Sky Sports shared big news of star striker Harry Kane’s desire to leave Tottenham last month, leading to no shortage of transfer rumours.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and financial uncertainty that comes with it, swap deals to lower prices have been touted through the media.
Among Kane’s plethora of admirers are Premier League champions Manchester City, but the Sky Blues would face a fight to sign him this summer.
Some reports even claim that Spurs chief Daniel Levy could demand close to £200 million (Eurosport).
The Latest: Spurs keen on Jesus…
Proposing players who could make way to north London in a possible exchange for Kane, the Mail say Levy and co are ‘keen’ admirers of striker Jesus.
Indeed, one City player could head to Tottenham as part of a swap deal and the Brazilian is certainly a candidate.
It is believed that Jesus is ‘unimpressed’ with his lack of game time under manager Pep Guardiola, but whether he would entertain a move to Spurs is, for now, ‘unclear’.
City, however, will have to shift players out to fund expensive swoops for both Kane and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.
The Verdict: Could do far worse…
Contrary to his perceived lack of game time, Jesus still managed to rack up 22 Premier League starts over 2020/2021 – scoring nine goals and assisting four others (WhoScored).
In all competitions, the attacker totalled 42 appearances whilst bagging 14 goals (Transfermarkt) – drawing praise for his tenacious and energetic playing style.
Guardiola, speaking to Manchester City’s official website back in March, hailed him as an unsung hero for the Sky Blues and described what he does for the team as ‘amazing’ and ‘brilliant’.
Brazilian footballing legend Dani Alves dropped a pretty big claim during the early rise of Jesus back in 2017, insisting to reporters back then he was ‘the new Ronaldo’ and will ‘get even better’ (The Daily Mail).
Having already scored 103 career goals in total across his spells at both City and Palmeiras, Spurs could do a lot worse than Jesus plus cash if Kane is certain to leave.
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