Arsenal tables £49.5 million For Gabriel Jesus, .
By Luka Williams
METRONEWS247- Gabriel Jesus has received a bid from Arsenal worth £49.6 million (€58 million), and a deal to buy the Manchester City striker is imminent.
According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, Arsenal has made a bid for Gabriel Jesus of £49.5 million (€58 million) and is nearing an agreement to capture the Manchester City striker.
When allowing Alexandre Lacazette to join Lyon on a free transfer after his contract expired, Mikel Arteta is looking for a top-tier striker this summer.
Pierre-Emerick Arsenal needs at least one attacker this summer, and Gabriel has been widely reported as Arteta’s top target. Aubameyang was also not replaced after he left for Barcelona in January.
With only one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, the 25-year-old has made it known that he wants to go when Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund joined the team.
Gabriel has lately been connected with teams like Chelsea and Tottenham, and Arsenal was worried they may have missed out on him after failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Gabriel wants to join Arsenal, according to The Times, despite the north Londoners’ lack of access to elite European football, and they appear more and more hopeful of reaching a deal with the freshly crowned Premier League winners.
After lengthy negotiations, Arsenal has reportedly submitted an offer for £49.5 million (€58 million), meeting City’s demand. The planned trade may now be finalized within the next week, according to Globo Esporte.
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Gabriel and Arteta worked together at Man City, and their friendship there is believed to have been a major factor in persuading the South American to join Arsenal this summer.
Gabriel will have been motivated by the prospect of playing regularly for the first team before the World Cup since he wants to guarantee his spot in the Brazilian squad before Qatar 2022.
Since joining Pep Guardiola’s team from Palmeiras in 2017, Gabriel has played a significant role. He helped Man City win the title last season with 13 goals and 12 assists, so he should be a great addition to Arteta’s team.
The Brazilian is primarily a striker and will likely play there for Arsenal, but he also feels at home on the wing, giving Arteta another another flexible option in the final third.
Prior to joining Arsenal, a player is in London for a medical.
Gabriel may end up being the fourth player Arsenal signs this summer, while midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto is also close to joining the club. Marquinhos, a winger, and Matt Turner, a goalie, are already members of the team.