The great victim of the signing of Haaland

The news of the signing of Erling Haaland (21 years old) for City has not left anyone indifferent. Nor to Gabriel Jesús (25), who after the arrival of the Norwegian striker, is very close to leaving Manchester to head for London, where Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is considered the most likely destination.

Despite the fact that the representatives of the Brazilian striker hold talks with the team gunner and the negotiation has signs of materializing, there are still several steps to be taken. City have not had the opportunity to speak with Arsenal and the meetings could be postponed until the end of the season, in two weeks.

Photo of Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesús contract ends in 2023 and his price would not exceed 50 million, according to the different information published by the English media. A market opportunity after this last stretch of the season in which he has become the benchmark in attack for City.

His good form led him to start in the semifinals of the Champions League against Real Madrid and to score a goal in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium that did not serve to qualify for the final in Paris. For this reason, the duels against the white team could be his last games in the Champions League with the citizen shirt.

However, Before the summer, Gabriel Jesús will have the opportunity to win the Premier League for the fourth time: There are only three games left, but City tops the table and has one more game to play than Liverpool – an advantage that could be definitive. A golden brooch for the Brazilian’s career in the Premier, which he arrived in 2016 in exchange for 32 million euros from Palmeiras.

Since then, the Brazilian striker has become a player to keep in mind for Guardiola, but he has not finished settling in the eleven and the last season is the best proof of this. Gabriel Jesús slightly exceeds 50% of the minutes played and only in the last month, in which he has scored eight goals, has he enjoyed more regularity. For this reason, he has 13 goals and is one away from reaching last season’s figure.