Manchester City’s striker Gabriel Jesus is in contact with the Premier League rival FC Arsenal because of a transfer for the coming season. A corresponding report by the athletic is correct according to information from City and goal.
Jesus’ consultant Paulo Pitombeira got into the conversations with Gunners sports director Edu Gaspar. However, there have not yet been specifically negotiated about numbers. Contacting Arsenal also serves as a means of pressure. At the same time, the discussions are also underway with City’s responsible persons because of a contract extension.
Jesus, who recently received a new contract in 2018, is still bound until 2023 and, in addition to a salary increase, would like more sporty appreciation in the form of operating times. In the current season he was on the field in 2,075 of 4,590 possible minutes. He delivered eleven goals and eleven assists.
At City, a lot could happen on the offensive in summer. Among other things, the Premier League leader is favorite in the poker around BVB Torjäger Erling Haaland. This would be additional competition for Jesus, who could only be sold for a high transfer period in the upcoming transfer period.
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After his four-pack at the weekend at 5-1 against Watford, the 25-year-old said about his future: “Now is not the time to think about it. The most important phase of the season is pending and I concentrate on that.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal coach Mikel Areteta already knows from the time together at Manchester City, where Areta was employed by his commitment to the Gunners as an assistant coach of Pep Guardiola.
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Arsenal would like to strengthen himself after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, also because with Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette two other attackers could leave the association free of charge. In addition to Jesus, Dominic Calvert-Lewin from FC Everton is also under discussion with the Londoners.