The 25-year-old has lost his place in the City squad since the arrival of Erling Haaland. The latest update from The Telegraph’s James Ducker is that talks are advancing. Let’s explore all the details including other potential suitors for this prolific goalscorer.
Arsenal ‘In Pole Position’ to Sign Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus to Bolster Gunners
Jesus may be surplus to requirements at City, but he is certainly worthy of a starting place in the Premier League. Meanwhile Arsenal are desperately looking to up their firepower following another disappointing season.
The striker’s record when starting is pretty impressive, scoring 53 goals in 99 appearances along with 23 assists.
He could be adding to Arsenal’s ranks as per the latest from journalist James Ducker. City value the player at around £50 million and they are confident that they can get this fee for the player.
Arsenal are also stepping up their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus, who is believed to be keen on moving to the Emirates. Arsenal & Manchester City remain apart in their valuations of the player but there is increasing optimism that a deal will eventually be agreed. [@SamJDean] #afc pic.twitter.com/cu0du0auDg
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Jesus is Mikel Arteta’s main target but the club might have to offer more yet. They have offered as much as £30 million so far which was met with disapproval by City who are demanding more. Part of their argument is that Jesus is a proven Premier League goalscorer and he still has a year left on his contract.
But the Citizens are willing to take a transfer package worth £50 million, so Arsenal may not have to offer the full sum but instead build clauses into the deal.
Tottenham Hotspur Also After Jesus
Despite Arsenal making a move for Jesus, North London rivals Spurs are also looking at the player. After having finished above the Gunners last season, it would really rub salt in Arsenal’s wounds if the Lilywhites were able to snatch this goalscorer away from them. A key obstacle against that is the fact that Jesus wants regular playing time and he would have to play second fiddle to Harry Kane. Don’t rule out this move though, Jesus would be an ideal back up to the England captain.
But clubs outside the Premier League have also been alerted to Jesus’ availability including La Liga giants Real Madrid.