Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus will almost certainly turn down a new contract from the club, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal striker says the impending arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund will force the Brazilian to consider his options, and City may have to sell the player due to his current deal expiring in 2023:
“Jesus has been a good servant to Man City and he is proving that right now. But I think they will do the honourable thing and let him go. He will start somewhere else. At Arsenal, he would start. There is no way he is going to sign a new deal if Haaland comes in because he won’t be starting. I think they will let Jesus go this summer to recoup some money.”
As Campbell points out, Arsenal are said to be very interested in signing Jesus, with their technical director Edu having been in talks with the 25-year-old’s agent in recent months.
It is believed that the Gunners are lining up a £35m offer for Jesus, which is likely to be submitted as soon as the season finishes. Whether that bid will prove to be a satisfactory amount for City, we shall have to wait and see.
If Jesus continues his excellent form over the next few weeks, his stock will rise and there could be plenty of interest from other clubs which could help City raise their price tag.