Liverpool and Manchester United vetoed moves for Gabriel Jesus
One of the most talented youngsters in South America, Palmeiras sensation Gabriel Jesus has been attracting the interest of several European clubs, especially Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Gabriel Jesus was indicated to two clubs in England, but they were quick to veto any move for the 19-year-old. Manchester United and Liverpool had Gabriel Jesus on their radar but declined to enter the competition for the player. According to the calculation of UOL Esporte with sources close to the two clubs, Manchester United and Liverpool refused to negotiate for different reasons. Liverpool already have three Brazilians [Roberto Firmino, Lucas Leiva and Philippe Coutinho] in their squad, but dropped out of the race for Gabriel Jesus following the youngster’s high price-tag and “unfair competition” from a number of other clubs. Liverpool are also out of the five clubs that would have a discount in the release clause of the player.
The release clause of Gabriel Jesus drops from €40 million to €24 million for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Despite having a discount in the clause, the board of Manchester United were reluctant to move for the Palmeiras attacker. Scouts had recommended the player to Manchester United, but the club’s board vetoed the move.