Palmeiras are calm about the future of Gabriel Jesus, despite interest from Juventus
Palmeiras are not overly bothered by the constant speculations linking attacker Gabriel Jesus to European football.
Although the 19-year-old is the biggest revelation of the club in recent years and the team's leading scorer this season [alongside Alecsandro with nine goals], the club believes they have reasons not to worry. Early last month, Palmeiras handed the player a considerable increase in wages, and this also changes the player's release clause for national clubs. On the other hand, the release clause in his contract for foreign clubs is fixed. Palmeiras owns just 30% economic rights of Gabriel Jesus, and requires €40 million to sell the youngster. 15% of rights belong to the player himself, while the rest is shared between his agent Cristiano Simões [32.5%] and ex-agent Fábio Caran [22.5%].
While believing that Gabriel Jesus won't leave soon, Palmeiras have already laid the foundations for an eventual sale. Proof of this is signing 19-year-old Róger Guedes, with characteristics similar to that of Gabriel, who should draw even more attention after his participation in the Olympics this August. On Monday, the new arrival from Criciúma made his debut for the Verdão against São Bernardo in the state league quarterfinals, and provided the assist for Gabriel Jesus' goal.
Elected as the revelation of the Brasileirão last hear, Gabriel Jesus is the joint top-scorer of the team in 2016 with Alecsandro. He has scored five goals in the state league and four in the Copa Libertadores. This week, his name was linked to Italian clubs Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan.