Manchester City bid for Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus

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Manchester City have made a bid of £16.7million for highly-rated Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus, according to the Sun. 

The 19-year-old, who has been described as the 'next Neymar', is expected to leave his current club Palmeiras this summer, with several European clubs keeping an eye on the situation. 

City boss Pep Guardiola has acted quickly to ensure his new side make the first move. 


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Guardiola keen 

Considering he has such a bright future ahead of him, it seems unusual that the forward is not commanding a higher fee, but that is because he has a release clause of £16.7million in his contract. 

That means City won't have to enter into a bidding war with his other suitors, with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich believed to be among them. 

Guardiola is fortunate that City are one of the few clubs who can land Gabriel for the lower fee, as that release clause only applies to a few select clubs. 

Barcelona and Juventus have made bids, but neither have met that figure, so unless they offer Palmeiras more, it seems likely that City's bid is the one that will be accepted. 

Indeed, his contract also contains a second clause, where other interested clubs would be required to pay £27.8million. 

Exciting prospect

Palmeiras have made his contract incredibly complicated, perhaps because they have always been aware of his potential. 

He also has third-party owners, who would also need to be bought out for him to complete a move to the Etihad. 

Gabriel is yet to feature for Brazil's senior side, but he has scored five goals in six appearances for their under-20's. 

For Palmeiras, he has scored 20 goals in 60 appearances, which would make him a solid addition to City's already free-scoring attack. 

Who should Man City sign this summer? Have your say in the comments. 

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