Should Bayern Munich pursue signing of Gabriel Jesus next summer?

Bayern Munich has been linked with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich has been linked with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /

Even though the transfer window ended earlier in September, the rumours continue to flow involving players and clubs. One such transfer rumor this week was Bayern Munich showing interest in Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.

According to Calciomercato, Bayern could provide competition to Juventus for the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Man City next summer. The Brazilian forward could be on his way out from Manchester as Pep Guardiola eyes a new number nine next season.

The report can be taken with a pinch of salt, but Jesus may definitely have to assess his option at Man City next season. He has not been a regular starter for Man City, even though first-choice striker Sergio Aguero was injured for the most part of last season. Aguero left the club in the summer, so it will be interesting to see how this season pans out for him. Even though there is nothing concrete about this rumour, will this transfer make sense for Rekordmeister?

Yes, it does in numerous different ways. First of all, Jesus definitely boasts a very good record in front of the goal. He has scored 84 goals in 200 games for Guardiola’s team. Moreover, he also has 37 assists to his name, making him a very creative forward. (Stats courtesy: Transfermarkt)

Along with an astonishing record, Jesus is a versatile forward that can provide tactical flexibility to any top team. The Brazilian can also play as a wide left forward and provide goals by coming inside. He boasts a good amount of pace and trickery to beat his full-back and provide a threat on the left flank. Jesus still needs to become much more clinical if he wants to be a long-term number nine for club and country, but his outstanding qualities do suggest that he can be an asset for Die Roten.

The German Champions will be soon facing the prospect of life after Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is showing no signs of slowing down, but the club will have to start thinking about his successor as he turns 34 next season. Jesus can prove to be the exact profile of forward that can help in managing the workload of Lewandowski and become the number nine of Die Roten in the long run.

From a financial point of view, Rekordmeister will be able to afford Jesus next summer. If things don’t change much for the Brazilian at Man City, then he will have only 12 months left on his deal when the transfer window opens next summer. The German Champions can end up getting him for a fairly decent fee due to his contract situation at the English club.

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Die Roten could also propose a swap deal involving Kingsley Coman and Jesus next summer if the French winger doesn’t sign a new deal this season. Both players will have only one year left on their contracts, so a swap deal will be a win-win situation for all parties. It is yet to be seen whether Rekordmeister’s interest in Jesus is genuine, but this transfer will definitely make sense for the German club.