According to a recent report by Don Balon (translated by the Daily Mail), Real Madrid are eager to seal a move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The same source has mentioned that Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen on rebuilding his squad and has identified the Brazilian striker as an ideal candidate to lead the line at the Spanish capital.
Jesus’ Frustrations At The Etihad
Jesus has been a frustrated figure at the Etihad Stadium since making a career-defining switch from Palmeiras at the start of 2017. The South American sensation has been Sergio Aguero’s understudy over the past couple of seasons. Hence, he might welcome a chance to move away from England in search of more first-team opportunities.
The Brazilian prospect has managed to earn a total of 465 minutes on the field this season. He has also scored four goals and grabbed one assist in nine appearances for the Citizens this term. The 22-year-old has secured 35 international caps for Brazil and has netted 17 goals for his country thus far.
Jesus is versatile enough to feature in any position across the frontline. He primarily operates as a centre-forward but can also fill in on the flanks if required.
What Will The Brazilian Rising Star Add To Zidane’s Team?
Jesus boasts blistering pace and can make some dangerous runs in the final third. He can link up play well with others around him but can sometimes be a bit selfish in front of the opposition goal. The Brazilian rising star needs to earn more game time if he wants to transform himself into a world-class striker someday.
The acquisition of a player of Jesus’ goal-scoring prowess will undeniably bolster Zidane’s attacking options significantly at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. He will not only add more goals to the Madrid frontline but will also increase competition for places within the Galacticos squad.
Is Jesus The Right Choice For Los Blancos?
Jesus is precisely the type of talent who can change Zidane’s fortunes for the better if he can manage to lure the player to Madrid next summer. The Brazilian striker will relish the challenge of playing in the La Liga as it will suit his playing style quite well.
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