The Brazilian media just can’t agree on Gabriel Jesus and Manchester United.
Last week, we’ve covered reports from UOL which said the Manchester United board had vetoed the signing, since they were still working on Louis van Gaal’s replacement at the time and thought the youngster was too expensive.
That went against the claims from O Estado de São Paulo, who last month said that the English club had made a bid for the 19-year-old.
Now Estadão back their claims up and say that United aren’t the only club from Manchester who are trying to sign the attacker. City would also be in the competition.
The newspaper says that there are three bids for Gabriel: from Manchester United (€19.5m), Manchester City (€21.5m) and Barcelona (€19m plus €5m in bonuses).
The player’s contract mentions five clubs (Manchester United, PSG, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona) could sign him for only €24m, as the release clause for all other European sides is €40m. So despite outbidding United, City are still the club furthest away from activating the clause.
According to Estadão, Palmeiras want to fight to keep the player until the end of the year, but the Brazilian media say his departure is more likely to happen this summer.
The attacker’s economic rights are divided between his club Palmeiras (30%), his agent Cristiano Simões (32.5%), his former agent Fabio Caran (22.5%) and himself (15%).
Gabriel Jesus will be featuring in the Olympics in Rio in August, when he will certainly become more known to the world, and his investors expect him to be valued more highly after the tournament.