Arsenal submitted an opening offer for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, whom they would like to bring at North London. With the announcement of Erling Braut Haaland to Man City confirmed, the Brazilian will see his gametime reduced further. Furthermore, the blue side of Manchester also signed Argentine striker Julian Alvarez. Probably now, it’s the best for both parties to part ways.
More importantly, Gabriel Jesus have one year on his contract left. If City wants to coup some cash from him, it’s the best time to sell him. Otherwise they possibly have to leave him for free at the end of next season.
Jesus have several clubs lined up for him but the Gunners are leading the race for his signature. Goal reports Arsenal have bid an amount of £42 million (€50 million) for the Brazil international. Reports incoming that Mikel Arteta made his priority clear to bring him to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal’s Technical Director, Edu Gaspar is also pushing to bring his countryman.
What the agent of Gabriel Jesus said
In fact, Man City are looking for a fee around in the region of €60 million. Marcelo Pettinati, agent of Jesus, confessed that Arsenal is one of the seven clubs registered interest in his client. He said:
“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.”
Arteta revealed his desire to add a prolific striker for next season. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “He puts the ball in the net – that’s priority number one. Goal threat. Any successful team needs enough goal threat in the squad. Without it, you have nothing. You can play good football, but you need enough goal threat in the team. The other thing is that he has to complement the other people we have, personally and on the pitch. We need the right profile.”
Another key point, the Gunners have only two strikers in their squad. Both Nketiah and Lacazette will be out of contract next season. The Gunners could face the prospect of not having a striker if they don’t act fast in the market.
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