This post then gathered a lot of replies from City fans who were not happy with this reported development.
Here’s a sample of City fans responding to the post:
?| Juventus could offer Douglas Costa to Manchester City in exchange for Gabriel Jesus. Pep Guardiola worked with the Brazilian winger at Bayern Munich.
— City Chief (@City_Chief) April 3, 2020
How about no?
— Morris (@Morriisz) April 3, 2020
Makes zero sense, Jesus isn’t going anywhere
— The Don (@Tshiamomrg) April 3, 2020
We lose our younger striker ( a position we really don’t have much depth in ) in exchange for a 29 year old winger? ( probably the one position we don’t need reinforcements in ) Doesn’t make sense.
— Matt? (@YanCoutoh) April 3, 2020
Would you want City to swap Jesus for Douglas Costa?
Since arriving at the Manchester club in January 2017, Jesus has gone on to score 63 goals and provide 25 assists in 139 appearances for the club (per Transfermarkt). Now that it has been reported that Juventus would be willing to include their Brazilian winger Costa in a possible deal for Jesus, this news has sparked a big reaction from City fans on Twitter.
We’re finished if this deal goes through
— Orphan SZN (@BLACKEDHART) April 3, 2020
No no no no no no no no no no no no and no
— mark rourke??? (@Markrourke3) April 3, 2020
Jesus should stay ! He is so important for us the way he presses, he is technical and a good header
— Henri? (@HDoyen) April 3, 2020
What do we think?
It appears that not only do these fans not want Costa to swap Turin for Manchester, but they also don’t want to see Jesus leave the club. This shows just how much belief they have in the striker to stay at the club and continue to grow.