Manchester City have slapped a £100 million price-tag on Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus in an attempt to scare off Bayern Munich, according to an exclusive report by The Sun.
Despite the 22-year-old only starting in four of Manchester City’s Premier League matches this season, Pep Guardiola continues to view him as the long term successor to club legend Sergio Aguero.
Jesus made the switch to the Etihad Stadium in January 2017, with the club agreeing a £28.6 million deal for him in the summer beforehand. He jumped to a quick start in his Manchester City career, before a couple unfortunate injuries and Sergio Aguero’s fantastic form limited the Brazilian’s opportunities.
Jesus has seen more minutes as the weeks progressed this season. He scored his 50th goal in sky blue last weekend at Crystal Palace, and earned the right to retain his place in the league match against Aston Villa on Saturday. And per The Sun, this has not gone unnoticed by Bundesliga and Ligue 1 giants Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
Having been told of the striker’s importance by Pep Guardiola himself, the hierarchy at Manchester City plan to tell any potential suitors that Jesus is not available. The Sun states that they will not entertain any offers that are anything less than four times the price City paid three years ago.
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