Manchester City agreed a deal with Palmeiras for Gabriel Jesus in the summer of 2016 and he arrived at the Etihad in January 2017. Prior to him joining Pep Guardiola’s side, Juventus were also interested in the 22-year-old.
Over the last month or so, the Italian press has repeatedly discussed the Turin club’s interest in signing the Brazil international in the next transfer window.
On March 19th, Calciomercato reported the Old Lady have held talks with Jesus’ environment and are ‘waiting for the right moment to accelerate’.
Two days ago, we covered claims made by Gazzetta dello Sport that Juventus chief football officer Fabio Paratici is ‘mad about’ the South American.
Italian agent Giovanni Branchini was authorised to negotiate Jesus’ sale to Europe in 2016. Calciomercato had an opportunity to interview Branchini and they discussed ‘many of his clients’, including the City star.
When asked if it’s feasible for Juventus to sign Jesus, he said: “We are talking about a great footballer and a great club, everything is possible.
“The difficulties of acquiring power will lead to not making many movements, it is better to have who you already have in the house, there will not be a large market going out. Some clubs with great economic difficulties could give rise to some sensational exchange, previously unthinkable.”
Branchini also gave his thoughts on the possibility of Guardiola leaving the English champions for Juventus after this season.
“I am convinced that he will stay at City as long as City want him, as long as the team wants to maintain a certain type of profile,” Branchini explained.
“The only hypothesis I see is that if the owners should reduce their commitment or ambitions – which I don’t think will happen – he will accept the farewell, but he will never want to leave.”