Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, is reportedly going to do all he can to bring Gabriel Jesus to Manchester United. The Portuguese manager is set to make a telephone call to the Brazilian forward.
Jose Mourinho has been keen to hijack the deal from their rivals, Manchester City. Reports from the Globo Esporte claim that United are going to submit a new bid worth €38 million for the youngster.
This will be United’s second bid for Gabriel, since they already submitted a €35 million for the young forward.
However, Manchester City have the upper hand in the race for the 19-year-old, even though they made a slightly smaller bid of €32 million. Reports from Brazil claim that City’s boss, Pep Guardiola, phoned Gabriel in order to convince the youngster to join the Citizens.
Mourinho is now looking to use a similar method of convincing the youngster to join the Red Devils. The news source also states that the Red Devils will be looking to use their history and tradition in order to strike a deal with Gabriel.
Manchester United are one of only five clubs for whom the 19-year-old has a release clause worth €24 million. The other four clubs are Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich.
But, Manchester City have already made a larger bid for the youngster, meaning that United would have to up their game if they want to secure his signature.
Palmeiras, Gabriel’s current club, will be looking to get as high a bid as they can, because the club only owns 30% of his economic rights. The rest is divided by Gabriel’s current agent, his former agent, and Gabriel himself. Therefore, Palmeiras would want to make as much money as they can for their Brazilian wonder kid.
Gabriel Jesus is currently with the U-23 Brazilian National side, and will help his nation in the upcoming Olympics.