Date: 8th June 2022 at 11:57am
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Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with the agents of Manchester City and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus.

That is according to respected journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel about Spurs’ potential summer business.

However, Antonio Conte’s side are believed to be behind fierce rivals Arsenal in the race to sign the 56-time Brazilian international, with the red side of north London reported to have agreed to personal terms with Jesus.

The £45m-rated man is likely to be on the move this summer, with City’s £51.2m signing Erling Haaland arriving at the Etihad next season.

Romano believes that whilst there is no bid as of yet, there is definitely contact being made from Spurs’ end with Jesus’ agents.

“At the moment, there is no bid to Manchester City, but there are contacts between the [agents of] Jesus and Tottenham,” said Romano.

“Let me say that Arsenal are leading the race for him [for a] long time because of the Brazilian connection with their director Edu Gaspar, who is working on it.

“For Tottenham, they are discussing with his agent.

“So for Gabriel, it’s a possibility, but it’s important for the player to understand what will be the plan.

“Because Gabriel Jesus is leaving Manchester City this summer, but he wants to play, he wants to be a key player in the next club he will join.”

Our thoughts on Romano’s comments…

Jesus has been labelled as “unreal” by actor and writer Nic English in the past, and we believe that he would be a fantastic signing for Spurs.

He has already demonstrated this season that he is capable of playing anywhere across the front three, which will be useful for Spurs as they wouldn’t begrudge having another option to the Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski trio they have at the moment.

The Brazilian would also be a genuine first-team option, though should Fabio Paratici acquire the 25-year-old, Spurs would have extremely high-quality competition for those starting spots in that front line.

As Romano stated, Jesus wants to be a key player next season, so whether he will be convinced to take the gamble and move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is another question, but there is no doubt that he would be a top-class signing for Spurs.

In other news, Conte is now looking to sign £12.6m-rated monster for Spurs after international scouting mission…

 

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