'They are keen': Journalist claims Spurs have now set their sights on 'perfect' Arsenal target
Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are indeed “keen” on reported Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus.
However, the transfer insider – writing on GiveMeSport – believes there’s a substantial “obstacle” in Spurs’ way.
Tottenham and Arsenal are reportedly both targeting the Manchester City and Brazil striker.
It’s widely known that Arsenal have been chasing the “perfect” Jesus for some time now.
And according to TuttoJuve, Tottenham lodged an official offer to sign the 25-year-old earlier this week.
Both Spurs and the Gunners need to bring in a new centre-forward this summer.
Harry Kane is Tottenham’s only established striker, and can’t be expected to shoulder responsibility on his own.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will likely have just Eddie Nketiah at centre-forward going into next season.
But with Kane expected to remain first-choice at Spurs, this could prove an “obstacle” in their pursuit of Jesus.
Meanwhile, the City ace would probably become first-choice at Arsenal, with Nketiah likely to be his deputy.
“They are keen on Jesus,” wrote Jones.
“But Tottenham go after 10 players at a time, so it’s very difficult to know how serious they are about a player.
“And for Jesus, he’s going to look at it and think, they’ve got Harry Kane, where do I fit? So that’s a big obstacle.”
Of course, Jesus has experience in playing out wide.
He has played 36 times for City on either the left or right flank, either side of the centre-forward.
Jesus has also featured numerous times on the right wing for Brazil too.
However, he clearly favours playing at centre-forward.
And at Tottenham, there’s a good chance he’d play on the flanks, unless Kane was absent.
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