Keane feels Jesus isn't capable of replacing Aguero for City

‘I don’t think he’s the answer’: Roy Keane feels Gabriel Jesus isn’t capable of replacing Sergio Aguero for Manchester City

  • Roy Keane doesn’t think Gabriel Jesus is capable of replacing Sergio Aguero 
  • Aguero is currently injured and will need replacing eventually by Pep Guardiola 
  • Keane feels Jesus is a good squad player but not the answer for Manchester City 

Roy Keane has claimed that Gabriel Jesus isn’t the answer to replace Sergio Aguero in the Manchester City side in the long term.

Aguero is sidelined with a knee injury and faces a race against time to play again this season.

With Aguero at the age of 32, City will have to look at replacing him permanently over the next couple of years, but Keane isn’t convinced that Jesus can step up.

Roy Keane has claimed that Gabriel Jesus isn’t capable of repalcing Sergio Aguero long term

Keane says that, while Jesus is a good squad player, he isn’t prolific enough to replace Aguero

Speaking on Sky Sports, Keane said: ‘I don’t think he’s the answer. He’s a good squad player but in terms of replacing Aguero that’s a big ask. He’s a talented boy but replacing Aguero, not for me.’ 

Prior to City’s game against Liverpool on Thursday, Jesus had scored 18 goals in 43 appearances this season, while Aguero has mustered 23 goals in 32 games.

Aguero is currently out injured and, at the age of 32, he will need replacing eventually

Jesus is set for an extended run in the side in Aguero’s absence, and the Brazil international will be determined to prove to Guardiola that City don’t need to sign a high-profile striker in the near future.

At the age of 23, Jesus still has time on his side to improve further, but Keane evidently isn’t convinced that he can step up.

Jesus, who joined City from Palmeiras in 2017, has three years remaining on his current contract at the Etihad Stadium.

In total he has scored 63 times in 143 games during his City career. 




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