Tottenham To Attempt To Hijack Arsenal Move For Gabriel Jesus, Offering One Thing Gunners Can't
Tottenham Hotspur are looking to hijack Arsenal’s attempts to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus this summer.
The Brazillian has been linked with a £45 million move to the Emirates, but after beating their local rivals to Champions League qualification, Spurs are also looking to take one of Arsenal’s main forward targets.
It appeared to be the case that Arsenal were the frontrunners to sign Jesus, but a lack of Champions League football on the red side of north London has cast some doubt over this deal. So will he be joining Antonio Conte at Spurs instead?
Spurs would benefit from possessing a player of Jesus’ profile and quality. He scored at a commendable rate of 0.38 goals/90 over the course of the 2021/22 league season and his versatility would enable him to play anywhere across Antonio Conte’s front three.
Furthermore, given the drop off in quality when any one of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, or Dejan Kulusevski are unavailable for Spurs, signing a player of Jesus’ calibre would doubtless be beneficial for Conte. But could this also dissuade Jesus?
Jesus wants consistent playing time. That is why he wants to leave England’s best domestic side. It is one of the reason for why Jesus’ agent, Marcelo Pettinati, believe his client is interested in Mikel Arteta’s “project” at Arsenal. The guarantees Arteta can provide for Jesus usurp those of Conte, and Arteta’s prior working relationship with Jesus at Manchester City likely leave Arsenal in the driving seat in this one.
Gabriel Jesus will be an excellent asset to whichever club he opts to turn out for next season. His quality was evident in City’s chaotic Champions League tie with Real Madrid. Either north London club would be lucky to capture his services, with Arsenal still appearing as favourites despite Spurs’ interest.
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