Juventus should prioritise a move for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus over Harry Kane, according to the club’s former forward Luca Toni.
The Italian champions are believed to be interested in signing a new centre-forward this summer to partner Cristiano Ronaldo in attack, with Tottenham‘s Kane reportedly under consideration as the England captain considers his long term future at the north London side.
Former Juventus and Bayern Munich forward Toni has been discussing his old side’s search for attacking reinforcements, and believes Man City star Jesus would be better suited to the Bianconeri’s style of play.
The Brazilian international has spent the majority of his career at the Etihad as back-up to first-choice Sergio Aguero, though his goalscoring record is impressive with 37 goals in just 48 Premier League starts since his arrival from Palmeiras.
Toni believes the 22-year-old’s selfless style and mobility would make him an ideal foil for star man Ronaldo, and believes Juve should move for the forward ahead of a ‘true striker’ in Kane.
“He is quick, technical, provides assists. Of these strikers, Manchester City’s Brazilian is less a central striker,” Toni said in in interview with Tuttosport.
“But he would be more suitable to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7 is not a pure centre-forward, but is someone who scores more and has to score more goals.
“A true striker, like for example Kane who is believed is the best under 30, is not certain to work wonders with Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I see Gabriel Jesus as being much better. He scores but also provides lots of assists (18 goals, nine assists) opens space for his team-mates, he presses and he is only 22.”