Arsenal has upped its bid to £43 million (€50 million) in an attempt to get Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus after the arrival of Erling Haaland. The Gunners are nearing a deal with Jesus.
It seems clear that Arsenal will need to sign a new striker during the summer transfer window.
Both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah have one year remaining on their contracts at Arsenal, and it seems that they will not return.
As a result, Mikel Arteta will need to sign at least two strikers for the next season.
According to rumours, the four attackers on Arsenal’s shortlist to replace Olivier Giroud are Jesus, Darwin Nunez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Ollie Watkins.
Arsenal seemed to be paying more attention to Jesus than to the rest of the team’s attackers.
Arsenal is coming closer to signing Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal has apparently made an official bid for Jesus of €50 million, which is equal to £43 million, according to Goal in Brazil.
After signing a deal with Pep Guardiola’s side, it’s said that Haaland is weighing his options for his future at City.
It will be difficult for Jesus to continue playing first-team football at City now that Haaland has arrived.
City, on the other hand, is still searching for a little more cash, and they want to spend €60 million (about £51.5 million) for Jesus this summer.
It’s unclear if Arsenal will counter with a higher offer, but it’s been reported that talks have advanced and are ‘nearing a conclusion.’
If rumours from his own country are to be believed, Jesus will take over as Arsenal’s attacking captain next season.