Two days have passed since a bizarre story from Sky Italia that Serie A side Inter, backed by the Chinese millions of Suning, have decided to make a summer move for Manchester City new boy, Gabriel Jesus.
Almost everyone laughed it off, but Sky Italia isn’t usually a source to be quickly dismissed, raising the question of whether Inter will actually make an audacious bid to sign the 19-year-old.
Speaking to Calciomercato.com, Gabriel Jesus’ agent, Cristiano Simões, was asked about the story and comments by former Inter president, Massimo Moratti, who said Suning should go for the Manchester City player.
Simões didn’t even bother being coy about a client’s future, saying bluntly, “It’s nice to hear such words from an important person like Moratti, but there’s no chance of Gabriel Jesus joining Inter in the summer or any time soon, I’m sorry.”
Simões continued, “He chose Manchester City, where he’s happy and everyone is delighted with his performances.”
And that is that. Not that anyone took the story too seriously, but Gabriel Jesus will not be leaving the Etihad Stadium any time soon. Simões finished his interview by saying, “His focus is only on City and the excellent work he is doing with Pep Guardiola. He’s now concentrating on recovery from his injury.”