Former Brazil international Kleberson has offered some transfer advice to Manchester City star and reported Arsenal transfer target, Gabriel Jesus.
The Gunners are almost guaranteed to sign a new striker this summer. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was forced to leave in February, while both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are set to walk away at the end of their contracts.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with a number of centre-forwards already, but it looks like Jesus is our number one target, and Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier today that Edu’s now preparing our opening bid to sign him.
Kleberson: Arsenal would be a great fit for Gabriel Jesus
Kleberson, who started alongside Gunners legend Gilberto Silva for Brazil in the 2002 World Cup final, told The Daily Star: “Jesus now needs to leave City and Arsenal would be a great fit.
“Pep Guardiola likes him a lot and he’s very popular with the squad. But at certain times in your career, you must take risks and Jesus will want to play more.
“The opportunity to go to Arsenal, get more minutes and have a big impact on the team could be a great chance for him.
“Arsenal have a lot of young players in the team and have Mikel Arteta as well as the Brazilian sporting director Edu who can help the transition go smoothly.”
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal are in desperate need of a new number nine, and Jesus really would be an outstanding signing.
The Brazilian is good with his back to goal, can link play up really well, and as he has shown over the last few weeks, he is extremely clinical in the box too.
To add to that, Arteta knows Jesus really well thanks to their time together at Manchester City. The 24-year-old forward is a fan of the Arsenal boss as well, having already branded him as a ‘fantastic guy and fantastic manager’.
Jesus will definitely have a number of offers this summer, but we hope he listens to Kleberson and makes the move to the Emirates.