Italian football giants Juventus have reportedly initiated a loan move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. This is according to the report via Italian publication Calciomercato. It was revealed that Italian football heavyweights Juventus have asked Premier League champions Manchester City for the loan transfer of Brazilian international Jesus with the option to make it permanent at the end of the loan deal.


New Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri wants to add Jesus to his attack which already has Cristiano Ronaldo, Paolo Dybala and Alvaro Morata. Allgeri is back at Juventus for his second spell after leaving two years ago. He replaced compatriot Andrea Pirlo this summer. Juventus legend Pirlo was in the dugout for just one season.

Pirlo was named the Juventus manager last summer in the place of Maurizio Sarri who was also sacked after one season. Ex-Italian international Pirlo won two cup titles namely the Italian Super Cup and the Italian Cup during his lone season as a Juventus manager.

Manchester City star Jesus is a central striker who can also do a good job either on the left or right of the attack. He could be surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium this summer with the Premier League champions keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish. It has been reported that the 24-year-old Brazilian international has been given a price tag of €60m-€65m by Manchester City.

Italian football outfit Juventus can’t afford the transfer fee for Jesus at the moment thereby leading to the loan proposal with the option to buy him next summer when the club will have learnt more about the future of players Ronaldo and Dybala who both have one year left on their respective deals. A decision on whether to sign Morata permanently will be made next summer as well.

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