Barcelona add another Man City star to their wanted list

Date published: Wednesday 27th June 2018 9:40

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is a transfer target for Barcelona, according to a reputable Spanish source.

The 21-year-old Brazil star scored 17 goals to help Man City win the Premier League last season.

The Madrid-based tabloid AS report that Barca have Jesus in their sights after failing to lure Antoine Griezmann to the Camp Nou.

Griezmann turned down the move to stay with Atletico Madrid, who have threatened legal action again against the Catalan side over allegedly approaching the France striker.

Barca have already been linked with Ilkay Gundogan, with The Sun claiming they are preparing a £50m offer.

Apparently Jesus’ record of 24 goals in 53 games under Pep Guardiola has caught the eye of Ernesto Valverde, but the report states Man City are hardly a selling club and a deal will not be easy.

Jesus has started both of Brazil’s World Cup games against Switzerland and Costa Rica and provided an assist in the win over the latter.

He is under contract until 2021 after arriving for an initial £27m in January 2017 from Palmeiras.

 

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