Now that the next summer transfer window is around the corner, it seems as though another prominent City attacker could be set to wave goodbye to the Etihad Stadium in the coming months.
According to journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano in the latest edition of his podcast (via City Xtra), the expectation remains that Gabriel Jesus will leave City at the end of the season.
Having been linked with a move to fellow Premier League club Arsenal, Romano said that the north London club are “really, really keen and interested” in the Brazilian.
In those appearances, the 25-year-old has scored 95 goals and delivered 46 assists along the way.
Prior to tonight’s highly anticipated Champions League clash against Real Madrid, the forward has been in a hot vein of form, with six goals and one assist in his past four Premier League games.
He also scored one in last week’s thrilling 4-3 clash against the newly crowned La Liga champions.
To further highlight his attacking prowess, no other City player has racked up more goal-creating actions than Jesus (17) in the league throughout this campaign.
This shows just how much of a deadly and consistent goal threat he can be from different attacking positions across the pitch.
It also proves just how much of a miss he’d be for City if he were to leave, which makes this claim from Romano bad news for Pep Guardiola.
Having showered the Brazilian with praise in terms of his character as well as actions on the pitch, the City boss would surely be disappointed to not only see the player leave in the summer, but also join another Premier League club, if Arsenal do end up securing his signature.
With all of that in mind, the idea of selling Jesus in the upcoming transfer window should not even be entertained by anyone at the Manchester club.