Manchester City is widely known to keen on signing Rodri to Etihad Stadium for the next season. And now, The Sky Blues is considering offering Gabriel Jesus to Atletico Madrid as a part of a swap deal to bring Rodri to the Etihad for the next season. The Citizens is very keen to sign the 22-year-old this summer transfer market. But at the same time, they are battling with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the highly-rated midfielder. The fact is Rodri is being hunted by a number of top clubs.
The Spain international player is also known has already told Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave Wanda Metropolitano stadium, despite only joining from Villareal at the start of the season. And he will be allowed to leave when his release clause of 65 pounds is met. A report mentioned that Manchester City is considering stealing a march on their rivals by offering Gabriel Jesus as a straight swap or in a player-plus-cash deal without having to meet the release clause.
Gabriel Jesus Is Keen On Leaving Manchester City
On the other hand, Los Rojiblancos are keen on Gabriel Jesus as they are set to lose Antoine Griezmann this summer, who expected to sign for Barcelona, although the deal has not been confirmed by both sides. But whenever he decided to go, the Frenchman is definitely leaving Atletico Madrid during this transfer window, hence Diego Simeone needs a replacement up front, and Gabriel Jesus is considered as that man.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus is also reported growing increasingly frustrated at being the second choice behind Sergio Aguero at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. The Brazilian player would relish the prospect of being the main striker under Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid's manager.
But whether Pep Guardiola is willing to let Gabriel Jesus go is yet to be seen. Gabriel Jesus has scored 21 goals in all competition this season, despite being very limited in terms of stars. Moreover, signing a suitable replacement that would offer the same goal return would be an extremely expensive task.