According to the Times, Arsenal are becoming increasingly confident of completing a deal for reported Spurs target Gabriel Jesus.
Jesus reportedly wants to join Arsenal and the Gunners are expected to up their bid to get closer to Man City’s valuation of £50m. This has also been backed up by Sky Sports News.
Jesus scored eight goals and provided nine assists in just 28 Premier League appearances for Pep Guardiola’s men last season (TransferMarkt).
Despite his fine form in the run-in, the 25-year-old has reportedly stated his intention to leave the Citizens this summer amidst interest from Juventus and Arsenal (ESPN).
The Times claim that the Brazilian has also been offered to Tottenham and Chelsea, with City hoping to receive a fee in the region of £50 million.
The Evening Standard also reported that Jesus representatives held talks with both Tottenham and Arsenal.
The Telegraph reported that Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is keen to add another striker to his squad in this transfer window, and Jesus is on the list as he has experience of playing through the middle as well as out wide on either flank.
However, Arsenal are now said to be in the driving seat for the player’s signature, so Spurs may have to look elsewhere to provide cover to Harry Kane (The Times).
Spurs Web Opinion
I think that Jesus would be a great buy for Spurs. He is Prem proven, versatile, and his goal-scoring record is impressive.
But with Kane at the peak of his powers and guaranteed to start every important game when fit, whether Jesus would be happy to spend a lot of time on the bench is another question entirely.
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