Arsenal are one step closer to bring the Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus to London. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano provided three uplifting updates regarding this rumoured transfer move.
The Gunners would like to sign a striker or two for the upcoming season. Mikel Arteta would like to make sure they don’t lag behind in the goalscoring department. Currently the young Arsenal squad have only two natural No.9 in their squad – Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. They also sold Aubameyang to FC Barcelona in the winter transfer window and had a hard time scoring goals for the past couple of seasons.
Lacazette’s current contract will expire at the end of current season. He also made his intentions clear that he will switch club in the upcoming transfer window. On the other hand, Eddie Nketiah still didn’t decide on his future as he rejected multiple contract offers. As per reports, he wants assurance of regualar game time with first team football whether it’s at Arsenal or elsewhere.
What Romano and Ornstein said
The Brazilian striker will see his contract expire at the Etihad in 2023. Probably, speaking in favour of Man City it’s the best time to cash in on the Brazilian. With the arrival of Erling Haaland confirmed and talks of signing Argentine striker Julian Alvarez almost wrapped up, it’s only in the best interest for both the parties to part ways.
David Ornstein of The Athletic revealed that transfer talks over Jesus between Jesus have been ongoing for months. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that The Gunners registered interested in the 25-year old.
He is also on ‘top of their list’ when it comes to their goalscoring department. Furthermore, he took notice of the ‘direct contacts’ made on the player’s side. As reported, Man City will look to coup €60 million from this deal. However, they won’t go lower than €50 million.
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