Following Manchester City’s league title triumph on Sunday, the Brazilian media soon came up with reports regarding the future of Gabriel Jesus.
The first to bring some news was journalist André Hernan. On Twitter, he published an ‘exclusive’ picture of agents Paulo Pitombeira, Marcelo Pettinati and Cacá Ferrari at the trophy celebrations.
It was claimed the representatives are already working on the situation with Manchester City, and the offers, including Arsenal’s, are said to be on the table. He added that the situation should be sorted out soon.
Confirming Hernan’s report, Globo Esporte then followed up by saying Jesus is now getting closer to Arsenal, who are the ‘most likely’ destination for him.
It’s claimed that other big Premier League clubs also approached the player, but the Gunners continue to be the favourites to land him.
Globo Esporte claims the striker has a good relationship with Arsenal director Edu Gaspar, and the lack of Champions League football next season is not an issue for the move.
It’s claimed that he’d arrive in London as the ‘main signing’ for next season, with Manchester City expecting to sell him for between €50m and €60m.
During Sunday’s celebrations, Gabriel Jesus spoke to the Brazilian media, and told ESPN that nothing is defined yet.
“About my future, it’s still uncertain. I have a contract with City and I have already expressed my desire to the City people and to my agent. I have in my head very clear what I want,” he said.
“Today, I want to celebrate a lot with City. It’s obvious that I’m very happy here. Tomorrow, if everything goes well for me, my wife and our family, Helena will be born.
“So, I have to take advantage of this moment. Then, think about the national team, smile at the national team again. And, on holiday, I decide about my future.”