The Sun—quoting local source O Estadao de Sao Paulo—report that the Red Devils are keen on signing the 19-year-old, and that they just might be in the driving seat to see off interest from a whole host of high-profile rivals.
The report notes that the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all understood to be keen on the teenage starlet.
Intriguingly, the player has a £23.5 million buy-out clause, although the Brazilian heavyweights are understood to prefer to sell the player after this summer’s Olympics on home soil, a competition in which Jesus has been tipped to shine.
While the last high-profile Brazilian prospect to move to Old Trafford—Anderson—never truly realised his immense potential, Jesus’s early showings have suggested that he might just have the x-factor required to make it at the very top letter.
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The forward—who has been likened to Neymar—is an expert dribbler, a majestic passer and has the kind of explosive acceleration that can take him away from judicious markers.
However, and this may come as something of a note of caution for the Red Devils, Jesus has a reputation as something of a temperamental character…Jose Mourinho will surely love that!