Gabriel Jesus urges Man City to sign €45m-rated La Liga defender

Man City centre-forward Gabriel Jesus is reportedly working to persuade Real Madrid defender and fellow Brazilian Eder Militao to seal a transfer to the Etihad Stadium.

Cityzens could do with strengthening at the back this winter after several poor defensive performances this campaign have seen them fall well behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

Although Brazil international has struggled in his time at Real Madrid, he could be a useful signing for City right now, and Don Balon report that Gabriel Jesus is keen to lure him to Manchester.

The Spanish outlet adds that Militao could leave the Bernabeu for nearly €60m, which shouldn’t be too much for a club of Man City’s resources to afford.

It will be interesting to see how this saga pans out, with Madrid not seeing the best of Militao as of yet. That said, it’s a bit soon to give up on a talented youngster who looked hugely impressive at former club Porto before his move to La Liga last summer.

Man City fans will surely just be hoping the club can find someone to bring in this winter to help them replace club legend Vincent Kompany and the injured Aymeric Laporte.