Gabriel Jesus chose to play at Manchester City because he was not called up by Mancini when Inter were interested in him.
It comes back to 2016 that a prominent Brazilian forward at Palmeiras absorbed the attention of European clubs. Then, it appeared that Serie A would offer him as well as Inter eager to buy him at San Siro.
Mancini made a decision for the Nerazzurri at that time in order to take advantage of Jesus before he would be called up by others. Finally, he appeared at Etihad Stadium in January 2017.
FIFA agent Sabatino Durante told Calciomercato: “He could have gone to Inter, but Mancini didn’t call him. This is why he chose Manchester City.
“He was one of the most promising Palmeiras players. Inter were strongly interested and I told the Nerazzurri to have Mancini call him because he is a very sensitive guy.
“Inter didn’t do it, unlike Manchester City. [Pep] Guardiola called him and convinced him.”
Jesus has 156 appearances for City, scoring 71 goals, and 20 assists. Also, he has won two Premier League titles, a couple of Carabao Cups, and the FA Cup.
Illustrious countryman Rivaldo has told Betfair: “There are also rumors that Internazionale would try to sign Jesus if they sell Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona, but if it was me I would prefer to stay at City.
“Additionally, Gabriel Jesus is already settled to English football, to the city of Manchester and is being coached by one of the best, so I believe he should continue at the club as it might be the best option for his career at the moment.”