‘Tottenham join Arsenal in £42m run for Gabriel Jesus’ as Man City star talks ‘uncertain’ future
‘Tottenham join Arsenal in £42m race for Gabriel Jesus’ as runaway striker opens up on his ‘uncertain’ future at Manchester City insisting ‘what I want is very clear’
- Gabriel Jesus discussed his future after winning the Premier League title
- The runaway striker wants to leave Manchester City for first-team football
- Arsenal were thought to be leading the race for the 25-year-old Brazilian star
- But Tottenham propelled their rivals to fourth and a Champions League spot
- And Antonio Conte’s Spurs have now joined the Gunners in pursuit of Jesus
Tottenham are vying with Arsenal for the signing of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, according to reports, as the striker has opened up on his ‘uncertain’ future at the Etihad.
The Brazilian played 90 minutes on the final day of the season as City clinched the Premier League title in spectacular fashion from Liverpool coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on Sunday.
Despite scoring 13 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions this season, Jesus has generally not been first choice for much of the season and has said he wants to move elsewhere for more regular football in first team.
Arsenal were seen as the likeliest destination, with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta – who worked with the 25-year-old when he was a City assistant – keen to reunite.
But according to the Telegraphtheir fierce north London rivals Tottenham have joined the race to sign him after propelling them to fourth place and Champions League football.
They reported that Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati said his client was aware of interest from Spurs, with five other clubs also keen on signing him.
Tottenham reportedly join Arsenal in race to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City
The Brazilian star helped City win the Premier League title on the final day but wants to leave
Italy manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to strengthen his squad ahead of playing in Europe’s top competition next season, with a centre-back and midfielder also on his shopping list.
Jesus could play as a central striker alongside Harry Kane, as a substitute for the England captain, and also as a wide striker.
And as reported Globe£42million-rated star Jesus – whose contract at the Etihad expires next year – has told ESPN Brazil he wants to stay in the Premier League once he leaves City.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is convinced he must continue to strengthen his squad
He said: “About my future, it is still uncertain. I have a contract with the City and I have already expressed my wish to the people of the City and to my agent. I have in my head very clear what I want.
“Today (Sunday) I want to celebrate a lot with City. It is obvious that I am very happy here. Tomorrow (Monday), if everything goes well for me, my wife and our family, Helena (his daughter) will come to the world.
‘So I have to enjoy this moment. Then think of the team, smile again at the team. And, on vacation, I decide my future.
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