Manchester City have agreed a fee with Brazilian club, Palemiras for striker, Gabriel Jesus.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and most of Europe’s elite have talked to Palmeiras or the player’s entourage about signing South America’s brightest young talent.
The 19-year-old has been dubbed ‘the new Neymar’ and Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez flew into São Paulo this week to try and convince him to sign for the Spanish champions alongside the Brazil captain to whom he would be heir.
After a preliminary agreement was agreed between all parties, the deal will amount to 34 million euros. Barça managed to reopen negotiations when club representatives – including sporting director Robert Fernandez – travelled to Brazil earlier this summer, but the message from Palmeiras was clear: pay more than City are offering or forget about it – the Blaugrana chose the latter option.
Reports says the deal could be announced during the Rio Olympic Games, where Jesus will represent Brazil’s Olympic football team.