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Toni urges Juventus to sign Gabriel Jesus instead of Harry Kane

Italy legend Luca Toni believes Juventus should target the signing of Gabriel Jesus ahead of Harry Kane during this summer’s transfer window. The Bianconeri are said to be keen on recruiting a new marksman ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and Kane has emerged as a surprise candidate to fulfil the position.

Speaking on Tuttosport, Toni acknowledged that Kane is one of the best in the business at the moment but the Bianconeri could be better served with the services of Jesus, who has the versatility to play in different attacking positions, he told: “He is quick, technical, provides assists. Of these strikers, Manchester City's Brazilian is less a central striker. 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.”

Kane has spent his entire career with Tottenham Hotspur and he has contributed 181 goals from just 278 appearances for the club. Despite the efforts, the north London side have not been able to win any silverware and reports have emerged that the England captain may be tempted to pursue a bigger challenge elsewhere this summer.

On the other hand, Jesus has shared the striker duties with Sergio Aguero over the past few years. When compared to Aguero, the Brazilian has earned most of the opportunities off the bench and there has been the suggestion that he could push for a new club where he is guaranteed regular gametime as the main striker. Both Jesus and Aguero have started together on a few occasions for the Citizens but the former has generally featured on the left wing for the latter to lead the attack.