Tottenham could reportedly sign player in swap that Neymar raved about in 2017
Tottenham could reportedly sign Man City ace Gabriel Jesus if the Premier League champions look to sign Harry Kane – a player that Neymar claimed is the most-skilful player he’s played alongside, other than Lionel Messi.
England skipper Kane has reportedly dropped a Tottenham bombshell by telling the club that he wants to leave this summer, with Spurs failing to qualify for the top four – or winning any silverware. That is, despite scoring 32 goals.
Sky Sports state that the 27-year-old wants to remain in England, with Manchester City already in talks over a move. It is claimed that Manchester United and Chelsea have also begun negotiations over a potential deal for Kane.
The Mail claims that Tottenham could look to sign a replacement in a deal for Kane, by orchestrating a player-plus-cash deal and should City come in for him – then Jesus could be included. Neymar raved about him four years ago.
“The most skilful player? Lionel Messi. But after that it’s Gabriel Jesus – he’s incredibly skilful,” Neymar said in 2017, in quotes published by The Sun. “I’d also have to pick Robinho, who is my idol, and Ganso at Sevilla.”
TBR’s view – Jesus would suit Tottenham style
While he would be a massive step down from Kane, Jesus would still be a very good addition at Tottenham and that is largely down to his work rate, speed and that he is still more than capable of scoring goals on a regular basis.
Sky Sports claim Jesus was signed for £27million but he is likely to be worth a whole lot more than that now, having scored 81 goals in 192 City outings, winning the Premier League three times and earning 40 Brazil caps.
But how much of a chunk would it take out of the £150million valuation of Kane? If Spurs could get £100million and Jesus, then it would be an excellent deal on their behalf.
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