Gabriel Jesus Finalises Whooping $55.5M Transfer Deal with Arsenal
Former Manchester City attacker, Gabriel Jesus is currently the highest-paid player in Arsenal after signing a $55.5 million five-year transfer contract with Arsenal.
The deal is reportedly “100% done,” according to talkSPORT.
Gabriel Jesus signed a new five-year contract with Mikel Arteta’s team, leaving Manchester City after five and a half years.
The 25-year-old Brazil international star, who has always maintained that he would remain in the Premier League, has been a major transfer target for the Gunners thus far this summer.
Jesus has appeared 159 times in the Premier League, with 32 assists and 58 goals.
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Who is Gabriel Jesus?
Gabriel Jesus, one of the great underdogs in football, has had a remarkable career, taking his footballing prowess from the streets of Brazil to the Champions League and World Cup.
Jesus was born in Sao Paulo and grew up in the Jardim Peri neighbourhood. He first played street football before joining local amateur clubs. His last was Associaço Atlética Anhanguera, before he joined Palmeiras’ youth program.
After putting up strong displays for Palmeiras’ youth team, Jesus was promoted to the senior team before being prised away by Manchester City in the 2016–17 campaign.
Despite Jesus’ transfer to Manchester City in August 2016, it wasn’t finalised until January 2017, when he signed a contract with the team to be terminated by the summer of 2021.
The reported sum paid by City was $33 million, plus add-ons. The transfer was completed on January 19, 2017.
The following few years were spent by Jesus vying with Sergio Aguero for the privilege of heading the line. City won back-to-back Premier League championships in 2017–18 and 2018–19 with the pair on the team.
In addition, Gabriel Jesus was a member of the Brazilian team that took home the 2019 Copa America title. He also won the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A championship and an Olympic gold medal.
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