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Manchester City: Behind-the-scenes claim emerges over Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City will be seeing two new attacking players arrive at the club over the summer in the shape of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

However, it seems as though the Citizens could also see one of their current attacking players wave goodbye to the Etihad Stadium.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from Goal in Brazil, City striker Gabriel Jesus and his representatives have reportedly told the club behind the scenes that he wants to leave during the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Premier League champions secured a deal for the Brazilian back in the summer of 2016 from Palmeiras for a fee of £27m.

After then making the move to Manchester in January 2017, the now-25-year-old has gone on to make 235 appearances for the club across all competitions. In that time, the £45m-rated attacker has scored 95 goals and supplied 46 assists along the way.

With 40 appearances under his belt across all competitions in the current campaign, Jesus has found the net 13 times and provided 12 assists for his team-mates.

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To further highlight how important a player he has been for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, no other player in City’s squad has racked up more goal-scoring actions (17) than the Brazil international.

Also, no other player in the squad has completed more successful dribbles which have led to a shot at goal (12) than Jesus, who also has the second-highest number of live-ball passes which have led to a goal in this current Premier League campaign.

This shows just how much of a blow it would be for the club to see the striker leave this summer, and why it will be bad news for the supporters to hear that he apparently wants to leave.

Taking into account how City have seen the likes of Leroy Sane and Ferran Torres leave the Etihad for moves elsewhere in recent times, seeing Jesus potentially follow in their footsteps will be another disappointment for them.

Despite the attacking duo who are set to arrive in the summer, the club should definitely try and persuade their Brazilian star to stay where he is and continue his journey with them, given how vital an attacking talent he is.

In other news: Man City eye move for £20m wizard who “always gives solutions”, imagine him & Alvarez

Article title: Manchester City: Behind-the-scenes claim emerges over Gabriel Jesus

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