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Man City's Jesus The Type To Target

Man City's Jesus The Type To Target

Gabriel Jesus was linked with Inter Milan prior to joining Manchester City. However, we did secure his international teammate Gabriel Barbosa.

19 year old Jesus has made a positive impact at the Etihad Stadium but a broken metatarsal is set to end his debut season with City early.

Despite missing out on the forward last summer former Inter honorary president Massimo Moratti has said the likes of Jesus are the type the Nerazzurri should target in the future.

Commenting on the ability of Jesus and how Moratti made him 'fall in love with football again' he told Sky Sport Italia, via the Daily Mail.

'He made me fall in love with football again. Every now and again you need this new kind of player to reignite your passion and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City is, for me, a player you have got to pursue. [Lionel] Messi is outstanding, but it's difficult to get him. But it's beautiful when you see a player who you believe has potential by the bucket load - and who knows what great things he will do. For me, [Gabriel] Jesus is one of these.'

Inter are looking to make a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2011. This isn't going to happen with us winning Serie A as Juventus are 15 points ahead but Napoli in third - six points ahead of us - will be targeted by the Nerazzurri under Stefano Pioli.

Moratti does feel the future looks positive at the San Siro.

'Some of our hopes have been reignited because a lot of things are really happening again. Inter are making you want to go and watch them again, but in addition to this desire to see them, they are also giving the idea of a positive future. At the moment, the gap between the Nerazzurri and their rivals ahead of them is not as big as it was in years gone by. They just need a few minor adjustments here and there and they will already be on that level.'

One of those that can help to make the future brighter is Barbosa, or Gabigol as he is known.

The Brazilian international did have a difficult start to life in Italy and this had seen him linked with a possible exit from the San Siro. He's now finding his feet though.

After coming on in the win against Empoli on Sunday he told the Official Website.

'I'm getting better and better. I feel stronger, faster and more Italian! The understanding between the coach, my team-mates and myself is continuing to grow. I'm building up the minutes and I'm always trying to train in the right fashion.'

Gabigol isn't so pleased with the weather as it's 'a bit too cold' for him in Italy with him also calm about his first goal coming for Inter. Which he finished by saying he's sure will come soon.

'My first goal? It will happen when God wills it so. I'm just trying to work and help the team. I want to thank the fans for everything they're doing for me.'

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Date:Thursday February 16 2017
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