After orally agreeing to a deal with Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus will reportedly make roughly £220,000 per week at Arsenal.
Respected journalist Ben Jacobs made this assertion.
Recall that Jesus was at the top of Arsenal’s list to succeed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who have since left the club.
The Brazilian international’s current Man City deal only has a year remaining to run.
However, Pep Guardiola’s team has been pushing hard for his signing and is reportedly holding out for a £50 million sum.
Jesus might, however, join Arsenal by the end of the month, according to Jacobs, who was speaking to the Football Terrace.
According to Jacobs, “Arsenal remain the front-runners with Jesus, and I think that signing is extremely likely.”
“Jesus is very much sold under the Arteta and Arsenal strategy, as I understand it from sources close to the player. By strategy, I mean that they have sold that move to him based upon a focal point in the team, which is in stark contrast to Manchester City, where he was rotated and his game time was limited.
“Arsenal will offer him regular game time, so that’s the selling factor. He will likely earn the most money because he will be listed first on the team sheet.
However, the negotiations have progressed, and from what I have heard orally, Arsenal and Manchester City have now settled on a price. Arsenal sought to draw comparisons to Sadio Mane and made an informal offer of closer to £35 million, but Manchester City was having none of it. It is quite possible that they will compromise somewhere in the centre, as was previously stated weeks ago.
If you count the add-ons that are likely to be assured, Manchester City may ask for a little bit more money than their initial asking price of £45 million.
“I don’t think Arsenal will have any trouble negotiating a fee with Manchester City, and I don’t think they’ll have too many problems tying up the loose ends in terms of the transfer,”
I believe that the transfer of Jesus to Arsenal is now extremely likely and will most likely be finished within the next seven to ten days.