‘Going towards my dream’ – Gabriel Jesus teases Arsenal fans with clip as he travels to London to seal £45m transfer
GABRIEL JESUS revved Arsenal fans into a frenzy by posting he was “going towards my dream” as he cruised south to seal a £45million move.
The Brazil star will be unveiled as a Gunner on Monday, with fellow Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling set to join him in the capital at Chelsea soon afterwards.
Jesus has already been spotted wearing an Arsenal kit and walking round the Emirates Stadium in a video leaked online.
And the 25-year-old added to the excitement on social media with an Instagram clip of his own.
Taken from a vehicle whizzing along a motorway, he posted a message in Portuguese that hinted he was on his way to fulfilling his “dream”.
Jesus has opted for the Gunners – and a reunion with former City assistant boss Mikel Arteta – rather than renew his Etihad deal as he wants more regular starts.
He knows opportunities with Premier League champions City will be squeezed further next season by the summer signings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Jesus is expected to take the No 9 shirt vacated by Alexandre Lacazette’s exit to Lyon.
He notched 13 goals and 12 assists in 41 games for Pep Guardiola’s men last term.
Sterling, meanwhile, is believed to have held promising talks with Chelsea over the weekend.
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And although like Jesus, the 27-year-old’s Etihad contract has just 12 months remaining, City want more than £45m for the England ace.
As for Etihad incomings, having already strengthened up front, Guardiola’s priority has turned to capturing Kalvin Phillips.
City need a long-term replacement for anchorman Fernandinho, 37.
And they’ve crushed interest from neighbours Manchester United in the pursuit of Leeds midfielder Phillips.
The 23-cap Englishman, 26, could cost the same to bring in as City are offloading Jesus for.
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