Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester City for Gabriel Jesus in a deal worth £45million, according to The Athletic.
The Brazilian international was also linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, however, the 25-year-old was also said to not be high up on the north Londoners shopping list with more interest being shown in his compatriots Raphinha and Richarlison (Charlie Eccleshare).
Jesus has one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium and will be swapping Champions League football for the experience of playing in the Europa League next season for the Gunners who finished in fifth place in the Premier League behind Tottenham.
Fabrizio Romano has also provided an update on the transfer by claiming that Arsenal are now working on personal terms with Jesus’ representatives.
Arsenal and Manchester City have reached full verbal agreement today for Gabriel Jesus. Deal in place after new meeting – been told guaranteed fee is £45m. 🚨🇧🇷 #AFC
Arsenal are now working on personal terms with Gabriel’s camp – final step to get the deal completed very soon. pic.twitter.com/sNcy4TuTks
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2022
Jesus is a better fit for Arsenal than Spurs, who instead need more of a target man/focal point to their attack to either help fill the void when Harry Kane is not fit, or to come off the bench when Antonio Conte’s side are chasing the game.
To a degree, some Spurs fans appear to be getting restless on Twitter about Spurs ‘lack of activity’ in recent days, despite it only having been a week since the arrival of Yves Bissouma from Brighton.
Fans need to show a set degree of patience and place trust in Fabio Paratici and co that they will deliver and ensure that most of Conte’s targets are boarding the plane to South Korea next month.
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