It wouldn’t exactly be an understatement to say that Barcelona are currently very much a sinking ship. The new coach Ronald Koeman and the board have promised the fans a revolution and it seems that a revolution is what they are going to get.
The latest reports state some of the dressing room’s heavyweights are going to have to leave the club and Lionel Messi of all people has also requested to be transferred. Of course, at the very moment, the Argentine is everything the Catalans and the media can talk about but Luis Suarez is also a player whose future hangs on a thread.
According to an update from Globo Esporte, Barcelona have already contacted Manchester City about the availability of Gabriel Jesus. The forward is seen as the perfect replacement for Suarez as he is young and fits their desired profile.
If the same source is to be believed, the initial talks have been held but as of right now, that’s all we know about the deal. Of course, there were also whispers of Pep Guardiola potentially involving Jesus in a deal to bring Messi to the Premier League but that’s also where the rumour stopped for now.
Either way, it does seem like losing Jesus would not exactly be what the Citizens had in mind, but it could be worth it if they get something special in return.
Like Messi, for example.
The ongoing summer transfer window is already bound to be a window of swap deals and maybe Man City could truly make an effort to milk Barcelona for all they’re worth with this Jesus transfer.
Of course, ideally, they keep him. But if he really wants to go and Messi wants to come to England, no matter how unlikely that may sound at the moment, maybe there is an avenue here the Citizens could explore.