Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus Agent Confirms Exit Talks

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As reported by Fabrizio Romano, the agent of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has confirmed that the forward is in talks with a rival Premier Lague side. Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati told Romano: “We had talks with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus, we like the project – it’s a possibility we’re discussing…There are six more clubs interested in Gabriel – he’s focused on final games with Man City, we’ll see”

Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus In Talks With Arsenal for Move

Surplus to Requirements

With Manchester City signing Erling Haaland, the writing is on the wall for Gabriel Jesus at the club. Jesus would still get game time but a player like him will want to be a first-choice player. With a major signing like Haaland on the way Jesus and his agent likely foresee a reduction in playing time and thus a reduction in the overall value of the player, something that every major player tries to avoid nowadays. Jesus is only 25 and is a proven goalscorer so there is no need for him to play second fiddle at Manchester City.

Arsenal Need

The move would make a lot of sense for Arsenal who need to boost their striking options. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoying life in Barcelona, and Alexandre Lacazette misfiring and seemingly wanting a move away, the club needs another striker if they’re to stay in contention for the Champions League spots next season.

Gabriel Jesus could be exactly what they need to replace the aging stars. Jesus is a proven goalscorer, in every full season since joining Manchester City the striker has scored double-digits. Jesus’ current tally sits at an impressive 95 goals in 234 games, with 58 of those goals coming in the Premier League. Not only is Jesus a man who can score goals but he’s proven that he can do it in the Premier League, which is a vital characteristic for top clubs as we’re all aware of the number of promising strikers who come to the Premier League and fail to acclimate to the league.

 

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