Gabriel Jesus had an uncertain future at Manchester City before becoming a regular in the starting eleven again, but Fichajes say he might be considering his options this summer after City confirmed a deal in principle for Erling Haaland – a ‘departure is expected’.
The Sky Blues are reportedly open to selling Jesus for €50m (£42.7m) and Arsenal might the ones to capitalise. The Gunners have already lost Pierre-Emeric Aubamayang while Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are linked with summer departures, so they’ll be desperate for replacements.
Jesus has made 39 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 13 goals with 12 assists. He’s started four of City’s last five Premier League games and started in both Champions League semi-final outings, so it does appear Pep Guardiola trusts him again.
The 25-year-old has one year remaining on his deal at the Etihad and might have to be sold if he’s unwilling to sign a new contract. Julian Alvarez joining up with the squad for pre-season means added competition for playing time too, but Jesus could stay.
Haaland is likely to be City’s first-choice in attack, but Jesus has played just as many games in a wider role than through the middle this season, so he’ll still get opportunities. And with how Guardiola loves to rotate his squad for all competitions, the Brazilian international may get minutes in his preferred role too.