According to journalist Jorge Nicola, Arsenal are looking to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus this summer.
The 25 year old has just over a year left on his contract, and with Edu wooing his fellow Brazilian, is in ‘advanced talks’ about a summer move to North London.
The info comes via Sport Witness, and we asked our resident Brazilian football expert Tim Stillman for his own opinion on the veracity of these reports.
“Jorge Nicola is variable,” he said, saying that like many transfer insiders he gets some stuff right and some stuff wrong.
“I’d say the truth is probably that he has wind that it’s something Arsenal would consider and he’s dressed it up a little,” he continued.
With the Gunners very much in the market for a new striker, and with Man City set to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, this makes sense on a number of levels.
Relationships between Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola are good, and assuming the two clubs can agree a price and the player is interested in become our third Gabriel, it could be relatively routine.
Jesus has scored 89 goals and created 45 assists in 229 Man City appearances since joining them from Palmeiras in 2017.
Our interest in him has been confirmed by David Ornstein, so there’s very much smoke to this fire.
🚨 Arsenal exploring possibility of signing Gabriel Jesus from Man City. Clubs yet to speak but talks between Edu + reps for months. 25yo open to idea, #AFC current favourites. Calvert-Lewin among options @TheAthleticUK #MCFC #EFC 1st reported @jorgenicola https://t.co/jOu4Es7nT7
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) April 22, 2022