Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to respond to a baffling transfer report from The Sun, which suggests that Gabriel Jesus may need to be sold to Atletico Madrid in order to land defensive midfielder Rodri.
The report states that the Spanish midfielder has a £65m release clause in his contract with Atletico, which the Citizens can easily meet and surely wouldn’t need to sell Jesus to raise funds for.
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Diego Simeone’s side are keen to sign Jesus and armed with funds from the sale of Lucas Hernandez and the departing Antoine Griezmann, but that is irrelevant in City’s pursuit of Rodri – once a release clause is met, the club who own the player is out of the equation and talks will be held with the buying club and the player’s representatives.
Jesus has scored 21 goals and recorded six assists this year despite playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero, which is very impressive.
City won’t want to lose him, and the fans definitely don’t want to lose the Brazilian international, so they have taken to Twitter to react to the odd transfer report…
Atletico Madrid have put Gabriel Jesus at the top of their wanted list to replace departing poster boy Antoine Griezmann.
And that will leave Manchester City in pole position for Rodri, should they let striker Jesus go as part of the deal. [The Sun] pic.twitter.com/4RHxWRcSeq
— FOURMIDABLES CHIEF (@City_Chief) May 19, 2019
LOL, Atletico don’t have any say in Rodri’s transfer, since it’s his buy out clause. It’s all about Rodri’s decision.
— Maarten Lemmens (@MaartenArt) May 19, 2019
Lmao Rodri has €70m release clause. If we trigger it there’s nothing Atletico can do. It’s all up to Rodri decision
— Dann (@dannmcfc) May 19, 2019
Nope, activate the release clause and bring Rodri to Citeh
— Angshuman Majumdar (@angshuman297) May 19, 2019
We will buy the release clause of Rodri and Atlitico can’t say anything and jesus will stay lol
— Abdulrahman M.???? (@ii_am97) May 19, 2019
Never going to happen. IF we decide to meet Rodri’s release clause, they can’t use Jesus as a bargaining chip anyway.
— carole (@MoonbeamMcfc) May 19, 2019
Lol no thanks
We need Jesus as a perfect and immediate replacement for Aguero when he goes. Even he knows that
— Brother yugee ? (@yugee_bro) May 19, 2019
Yeah no thanks we need Jesus to stay he could only go of we got Mbappe
— Steve barton (@MCFC1977) May 19, 2019
No way, he’s the future
— mcfcaguero (@mcfcaguero2) May 19, 2019