The promise of regular first-team football will reportedly be enough to convince striker Gabriel Jesus to swap Manchester City for Tottenham this summer.
The Brazilian has been mentioned as a potential makeweight in a deal to take Harry Kane to City, in what would arguably be the transfer of the summer. The England skipper wants out of north London after another campaign without silverware and Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Swap deals could well be more common due to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
And with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy demanding as much as £200million for Kane, the idea of Jesus moving in the opposite direction as part of the deal makes sense.
The England winger has also been mentioned as a swap option, while Arsenal are another club chasing his signature.
It is believed that Jesus’ £90,000-per-week wages won’t be a problem for Spurs. The report also adds that the promise of regular game time could be enough to seal a deal.
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Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus could be involved in a three-way transfer deal, while Kieran Tripper could be on his way to Man Utd and West HJam and Southampton are being linked with Junior Firpo.
Jesus scored nine goals and added four assists in 22 Premier League starts for City. He is currently valued at £54m by Transfermarkt.
As for Kane, the Tottenham talisman is currently away with England preparing for the Euros. His future looks set to be constantly debated over the coming weeks.
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Meanwhile, Son Heung-min has played down talk of Kane leaving Tottenham and feels it is by no means certain that the striker will be on his way this summer.
The South Korean feels there may be a twist in the saga after this summer’s international action.
“Has Kane moved already? Everything is not decided,” he said. “Rather than worrying about his transfer, I am doing my best at Tottenham.
“I want to focus on the national team and Tottenham. Maybe Kane is doing the same, he is busy preparing for the Euros.”