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Gabriel Jesus: Arsenal agree deal to sign Man City’s star

Gabriel Jesus

After verbally agreeing to a deal with Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus will reportedly make around £220,000 per week at Arsenal.

This claim was made by respected journalist, Ben Jacobs.

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 contract only has a year left to run.

However, Pep Guardiola’s team has been pushing hard for his signing and is reportedly holding out for a £50 million fee.

Jesus might, however, join Arsenal by the end of the month, according to Jacobs, who was speaking to the Football Terrace.

According to Jacobs, “With Jesus, Arsenal remain the frontrunners and I think that signing is very likely.

“Jesus, as I understand it from sources close to the player, is very much sold under the Arteta and Arsenal strategy, and by strategy I mean they’ve sold that move to him based upon a focal point in the team and that is in stark contrast to Manchester City, where he was rotated and his game time was limited.

“So that’s the selling point that Arsenal will give him regular game time. He’ll be the first name on the team sheet and the terms will probably see him earn around £220,000 a week.

“But the talks are advanced and I believe verbally that Arsenal and Manchester City have now agreed upon a fee. City originally priced Jesus at £55m, Arsenal tried to make a comparison with Sadio Mane and pitched an offer informally of closer to £35m and Manchester City were having none of that and they are highly likely, as reported weeks ago, to compromise somewhere in the middle.

“Manchester City essentially want £45m as a base fee, maybe a little bit extra if you count the add-ons that are likely to be guaranteed.

“I don’t think Arsenal have now got any problem negotiating a fee with Manchester City and I don’t think they’ve got too much of an issue finalising the bits and bobs in terms of the package with Jesus, talks are ongoing in that respect, it’s a big week as far as negotiations are concerned and Arsenal have no reason to believe they won’t get the deal done.

“I think that the deal of Jesus to Arsenal is now highly, highly likely and will probably be completed over the next seven to ten days.”

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