Having already signed Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos, the Gunners have their sights set on signing Jesus as well. Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for the striker.
Published: 22 June 2022
And now that the Gunners have released Alexandre Lacazette and canceled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s lucrative deal earlier this year, they are negotiating massive terms with Jesus. According to journalist Nabil Djellit, the 25-year-old has been offered a contract for roughly £13.7 million per year. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to an astonishing £264k each week.
While Arsenal’s return to the Champions League would be a huge boost for Jesus, there’s an additional motivation for him to do so. His salary would reportedly rise to £14.6 million if he qualified for Europe’s elite league. If that happens, his salary would jump to an astonishing £280,000 per week, making him Emirates’ highest-paid player.
With a salary of £200,000 a week, Thomas Partey is now the club’s highest-paid player. A move to Arsenal would essentially triple Jesus’ current Manchester City salary of £90k per week, according to Spotrac. Despite interest from fierce rivals Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal remain the frontrunners for the signing of Jesus.
In his time at the Etihad, Jesus has netted 95 goals playing either wide or centrally in attack.The signings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez at City have made it more difficult for him to play regularly. Despite the fact that the Gunners just extended the contract of striker Eddie Nketiah, many believe that Jesus will be the one to lead the charge if he decides to leave Manchester United for the Premier League.