Man Utd To Hijack Man City’s Move With £29m Bid For Brazilian Striker

By on July 23, 2016

The summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are ready to hijack Man City’s move for Gabriel Jesus….

Manchester United are ready to hijack Manchester City’s move for Gabriel Jesus by launching a £29m bid for the Palmeiras forward, according to the Sun.

Jesus has emerged as one of the hottest young talents in Brazilian football since breaking in to the Palmeiras first team in 2015 and has already racked-up 26 goals in 67 appearances for the Campeonato Brasileiro outfit.

The 19-year-old’s potential has caught the attention of several top European clubs with Man Utd, Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all showing a keen interest in signing the striker this summer [source: the Sun].

The Sun claim that Man City are hoping to wrap-up a £26.5m deal to sign Jesus with boss Pep Guardiola looking to add the Brazilian U23 international to his new-look squad ahead of next season.

However, it looks as though City will now face stiff competition as the newspaper are citing reports coming out of Brazil that suggest United are ready to hijack their rivals proposed deal by tabling a £29m offer of their own for the striker dubbed as the ‘new Neymar’.

Palmeiras are determined to try and keep hold of Jesus and they are under no immediate pressure to sell as his contract still has three years left to run but they may be tempted to cash-in if United do end up submitting a £29m bid over the coming days.

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Jose Mourinho has already brought in three news signings, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the 34-year-old Swede is approaching the end of his illustrious career so United need to look to the future and Jesus would be an exciting addition to the squad.

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The youngster would struggle to get a traditional work permit as he’s not even played for the senior Brazil team yet but under new rules United may be successful in obtaining a special talent visa due to the huge transfer fee that would be involved in any deal.

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