Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City forward set to sign for Arsenal - age, stats and what is the reported fee?

The Brazilian had 16 goal involvements in the recent Premier League season

Gabriel Jesus is set to end his almost six-year stay at Manchester City as he closes in on a move to Arsenal.

Jesus’ future has been a long debate since City acquired the services of both Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

He was constantly shifted out wide last season, as City played most of the campaign without a recognised striker.

With Alvarez and Haaland expected to compete for the main striker role, Jesus’s status in the squad came under pressure, with Pep Guardiola unlikely to gaurantee him game-time.

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

How old is Gabriel Jesus?

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It feels as if Jesus has been banging in goals for many years, but surprisingly he is only 25 years old, and will not turn 26 until next April.

What are his stats for Manchester City?

After five-and-a-half years in Manchester, Jesus has turned out 236 times for the Blues, scoring 95 goals in all competitions.

It doesn’t appear a great return for a team blessed with technically gifted players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and more.

Coupled with the fact he’s never scored more than 14 goals in a single Premier League season in a team crying out for a goalscorer, it also doesn’t look great.

But, he has played second fiddle many times to former striker Sergio Aguero, and as mentioned this season, was deployed out wide many times.

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In the past season, that saw City win another title, Jesus scored eight and assisted eight in 28 league outings.

What is the reported fee?

The fee for Jesus is around £45 million, as per the Sun, with some performance and league based add-ons also said to be included in the fee, meaning it could potentially rise.

This transfer will comfortably fund the deal for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, with the initial fee at around £45 million, according to talkSPORT.

Will City sign a replacement?

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City have perhpas already signed his replacements and it’s unlikely they will actively pursue a winger this window.

In terms of strikers, City have greater resources that last term. Haaland and Alvarez have both signed and there’s also the option of calling upon youngster Liam Delap, who is highly regarded in the academy.