Gabriel Jesus, the Manchester City attacker, is said to prefer to join Real Madrid to Arsenal this summer.
The Brazilian forward is in news for quite some time now and has been linked to Arsenal, who finished 5th in the Premier League in their recent season thus Jesus would prefer to play in the elite Champions League next season so the 25-year-old will be eager for a move to Real Madrid rather than joining the London club this summer.
Jesus pursuing a move to Real Madrid
Following the additions of strikers Erling Braut Haaland and Julian Alvarez, the 25-year-old has been widely linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
Meanwhile, the London club Arsenal have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Jesus this summer. With reports claiming that the Gunners are planning to offer the Brazil international a £190,000-per-week contract.
However, according to Spanish news outlet La Cadena Ser, Jesus would prefer to make a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu over joining Mikel Arteta’s side.
Moreover, Man City is thought to have given Real Madrid the chance to sign Jesus this summer. The club is keen in bringing the attacker to Madrid after missing out on Kylian Mbappe.
Adding to it is the Champions League competition which Real Madrid could use as an advantage over Arsenal, who missed out on the top 4 spots. However, according to the source, Los Blancos will not be able to recruit Jesus until his countryman Vinicius Junior is granted a Spanish passport.
As the La Liga and Champions League winners presently have the most non-European players in their first-team squad. Jesus, who is also been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in London, is reportedly valued at £43 million by Man City.
With only a year left in his contract, the Sky Blues are looking to offload the Brazilian forward this summer.