Done deal: Manchester City agree transfer of £50million striker

Gabriel Jesus Manchester City
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Manchester City and Premier League side Arsenal have reached an agreement for the transfer of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City will receive a guaranteed fee of £45million and £5million in add-ons from Arsenal for the transfer of Jesus, who had just one year left on his Manchester City contract.

There is still work to do to finalise the deal, including medical and personal terms but an agreement has been reached between Manchester City and Arsenal.

Jesus was Arsenal’s priority target this summer and the striker is now confident of sealing the transfer in the coming days.

Manchester City have made a good profit on Jesus, a player we signed for £27million in 2017.

Jesus played an important role last season for Manchester City but it is believed his chances in the team will diminish following the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Despite scoring some key goals, consistency has been an issue throughout his five years at the Etihad Stadium. 

Jesus indicated his desire to move to the Emirates at the start of June and the Brazilian has now finally gotten his move.

Jesus wants to reunite with Mikel Arteta, who would regularly offer individual coaching and advice when serving as assistant to Pep Guardiola.

Jesus believes a move to Arsenal is perfect for him as they are without a senior striker after the expiry of Alexandre Lacazette’s contract and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exit to Barcelona.

“Gabriel Jesus is a player who has a lot of talent and a lot of potential, but he needs to have more playing time in order to gain confidence,” former Brazil international Ze Roberto tells Sky Sports.

“The mentality Pep Guardiola has is to rotate his whole team and give opportunities to every player, but I believe the best version of Gabriel Jesus is when he is motivated and playing consistently.

“When a player like Gabriel is in the team then out of it, it is very difficult for him to have stability and find confidence.

“I think it is always going to be difficult for that to change at Manchester City.”