Report: Spurs make £40.1m bid for Manchester City star

Gabriel Jesus
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Tottenham Hotspur have made an opening offer for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, according to Tutto Juve.

The report claims that Spurs have tabled a formal offer of €47million (£40.1million) for the Brazilian international who only has a year to run on his current contract at the Premier League champions.

It is said that there is no indication whether City would be prepared to sell at this price, or whether the player is open to the move.

City moved early in the transfer window to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to help bolster their attack after they failed to land Harry Kane last summer.

Haaland’s arrival is likely to further reduce Jesus’ first-team opportunities with the player indicating after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea that his future could be sorted as early as this week as he looks to keep himself in contention for World Cup selection ahead of the tournament in Qatar in November (Mirror).

Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal are also said to be keen on landing the 25-year-old.

SpursWeb Opinion

Jesus is a good, proven Premier League player but is not in the same mold as Harry Kane, if the club are looking to provide a similar type of cover.  

Previously they have opted for more of a target man presence on the bench with Fernando Llorente and Carlos Vinicius providing more of a physical threat up top, to bring others into the game.

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