One of Barcelona’s main goals this summer is to sign number nine for Xavi, and after surrendering to Erling Haaland, the Catalans have turned their attention to Robert Lewandowski, but if that fails, they now have alternative options.
One of these alternative options according to Markis Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who is on the list alongside Rafael Leao and Darwin Nunez.
The Brazilian could leave City in the event of a contract with Erling Haaland in the summer, as this will restrict the 25-year-old’s minutes more than they already are at the moment, and City are believed to be the favorites for the Dortmund striker, according to men.
For Barcelona, the problem with Lewandowski’s signing is price and the club is hesitant about whether to opt for a short-term option or look for a young and long-term striker.
The Catalans are still struggling financially and will have to sell the likes of Coutinho, Pjanic, Umtiti, Griezmann and Trincao to fund any deal.
Lewandowski has one more year left on his contract with the Bavarian club and is priced at around €60m according to Marca, a significant sum considering the Poland international will be 34 at the start of next season.
Therefore, Jesus could be a solid option for the La Liga giants, as the Brazilian would be a cheaper option and is much younger than the Bayern Munich striker.
Jesus has plenty of talent but hasn’t been able to fully show it at City due to the number of minutes the 25-year-old spends in Manchester.
There are a lot of elements at play for this transfer to happen so we’ll have to see how this all goes.