Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out with Arsenal to secure the signing of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, reports The Telegraph.
The Lowdown: Jesus’ talks with Arsenal
As per Fabrizio Romano, it is clear that the 25-year-old has asked to leave the Sky Blues this summer.
As a result, the Brazilian’s agent, Marcelo Pettinati, has confirmed that talks have already been held with Arsenal, and it is said that they are interested in the ‘project’ under Mikel Arteta.
However, Pettinati has also revealed that six more clubs are interested in securing his client’s signature.
The Latest: Spurs keen to sign Jesus
According to a fresh report by The Telegraph’s reliable Mike McGrath, Tottenham are set to join Arsenal in the race to sign Man City striker Jesus.
Having pipped their north London rivals to a top four finish and a spot in the Champions League, Lilywhites boss Antonio Conte will be looking to strengthen his squad as they prepare to compete with Europe’s elite.
It is understood that Jesus’ agent is aware of Spurs’ interest in a deal.
The Verdict: Brilliant signing
Described as “a natural finisher” by former Tottenham forward Garth Crooks on BBC Sport, the 25-year-old’s underlying stats clearly justify this praise.
According to FB Ref, the Brazil international ranks in the 91st percentile for non-penalty goals and in the 95th percentile for non-penalty expected goals across positional peers in Europe.
Therefore, this would be a brilliant signing for Tottenham.
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