Arsenal have struck a £45million settlement to signal Gabriel Jesus from Manchester Metropolis.
The Gunners plan to make the Brazilian ahead their highest-paid participant with a purpose to deliver him to north London, talkSPORT understands.
Jesus has been a high switch goal for Mikel Arteta’s aspect thus far this summer time, with the 25-year-old additionally prioritising a transfer to the membership after making it clear that he meant to depart the Premier League champions.
Ought to a transfer be accomplished, it should deliver an finish to his six-year keep on the Etihad Stadium.
In that point, Jesus has performed 159 instances within the Premier League, scoring 58 objectives and racking up 32 assists within the course of.
Whereas boasting a good document in entrance of objective, South American soccer professional Tim Vickery believes that there’s nonetheless a query mark over the ahead’s finest place.
Talking on White and Jordan, Vickery stated: “Six years in the past a comparability was being made between Gabriel Jesus and the unique Brazilian Ronaldo.
“It was from essentially the most impeccable supply possible: The unique Ronaldo, who stated ‘this fella Gabriel Jesus jogs my memory of me after I was a child’.
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“Nobody would make that comparability now. That’s not a criticism of Gabriel Jesus, however Ronaldo bulked up and have become that powerhouse centre-forward.
“Gabriel Jesus, does he lack penalty space presence? There are numerous issues that he does very nicely, however he does appear to choose slicing in from large.”
Vickery added: “What’s he? Does he wish to play as a No.9, or does he wish to play as a large striker? He has sort of run away from being a centre-forward.
“I spoke with the Brazil coach about Gabriel Jesus not that way back and he stated that after the World Cup he referred to as over Gabriel Jesus and requested him, ‘The place do you wish to play?’
“Gabriel Jesus stated, ‘I don’t thoughts’, however the coach stated, ‘Clearly you thoughts, you clearly have a desire, what’s your desire?’
“And considerably sheepishly Gabriel Jesus stated he’d fairly play out large. That is vital for whoever goes to purchase him.
“If it’s Arsenal, I do know that Arteta is aware of him from Man Metropolis, however that’s some time in the past and issues change.”
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