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Manchester City to sacrifice star forward to fund Kane transfer

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Manchester City are reportedly planning to sell star forward Gabriel Jesus to raise funds for the Harry Kane transfer. 

The Citizens have bought the Brazilian back in 2017 as a teenager with high hopes. Thus, Pep Guardiola’s side had to invest around £29 million to bring the youngster to England from Palmeiras. 

However, the 24-years-old failed to live up to his full potential and could not fill the void of Sergio Agüero. The forward involved in 29 Premier League games last season, scoring nine goals and notching four assists. 

Manchester City have set their eye for a transfer of Harry Kane this summer who is reportedly valued at £150 million by Tottenham Hotspur. The Citizens’ initial offer of £100 million plus player swap was turned down by the Lilly Whites. 

Can Manchester City sign Harry Kane this summer? 

According to the report in Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have identified Gabriel Jesus as the backup option, should Cristiano Ronaldo leave this summer. The Bianconeri manager is keen on a deal for the Brazilian and does not want the veteran Portuguese in his squad. 

Selling the 24-years-old will certainly bring a big chunk of the transfer fee to finalize the England captain’s deal. Manchester City are reportedly looking to sign Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer. 

To get these deals over the line would require at least £200 million. Manchester City have Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva who are currently underperforming for the club. And by selling these players City can fund necessary transfer fees for the aforementioned players. 

Manchester City will be the perfect destination for Harry Kane. The 28-year-old is approaching the next season on the back of a terrific campaign. The forward can be deployed at the number nine position as well as Pep’s favourite false nine formation. 

The forward has an eye for defence-splitting passes. With Kevin De Bruyne behind Kane, it would be a formidable attacking strength for the Citizens, along with Grealish on the left. There should not be any doubt that if they can pull off these two signatures then, failing to lift the UEFA Champions League would be a disaster. 

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