Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus as per the report in English outlet The Athletic.
The 25-year-old joined the Etihad Stadium back in 2017 from Brazilian side Palmeiras. The striker started his life under Pep Guardiola well. However, he has failed to showcase his talent consistently enough.
So, after the Citizens decided to sign Erling Braut Haaland. The Brazilian has opted to find his future away from the reigning Premier League champions.
According to the report, Arsenal and Gabriel Jesus’ representatives are in contact for months over a possible summer move. Meanwhile, the player’s agent has said since that his client is impressed by the Gunners’ proposal and would like to make a move to the North London club.
The 25-year-old’s current contract will expire at the end of next season. And reports are claiming that the bidding will commence in the region of around £35 million.
Can Arsenal purchase Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City?
Acquiring Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City will be a great purchase for Arsenal. However, they have faced a huge stumbling block in pursuit of the Brazilian forward.
The 25-year-old is reportedly keen on signing for a club that will be able to offer him Champions League football next season. However, following the Gunners’ defeat against Newcastle United on Monday night. It is highly unlikely that the North London club will be able to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition.
So, it will be interesting to see how Arsenal will be able to persuade Gabriel Jesus to join the Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, they will struggle to lure their first choice options in the transfer market. If they fail to secure a place in the Champions League next season.
Arsenal are currently sitting fifth in the table with 66 points in 37 games. Two points behind the arch-rival Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs will play against bottom side Norwich City on Sunday in the final game of the season. On the other hand, the Gunners will host Everton at the same time.
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