The 19-year-old, who’s been heavily linked with both Barcelona and Real Madrid, is tempted to move to the Etihad, after having a brief discussion with new boss Pep Guardiola.
Because the Brazilian Championship is currently underway, the deal would see Gabriel head immediatably back to his club Palmeiras, as they have a chance at winning the title. The forward would then get his City career underway in January.
The youngster has been a star in the Brazilian Championship, and has featured for the nation’s Under-20 team, but is yet to make his senior debut. The forward has been included in the nation’s squad for the upcoming Olympics that they are hosting.
City lost 1-0 this week in their first preseason fixture, ironically against Pep Guardiola’s old club Bayern Munich. Their first game of the new campaign will be at home to Sunderland, who are still looking to replace Sam Allardyce.