Man City tipped to sanction Jesus exit amid Saturday development - pundit

By Kevin Campbell

1st May, 2022 | 11:00am

Man City tipped by pundit to sanction Gabriel Jesus exit amid Saturday development - 'there's no way'

Man City will allow Gabriel Jesus to leave this summer despite the forward’s scintillating form.

That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 25-year-old’s future at the Etihad.

Jesus has just over a year remaining on his contract with Pep Guardiola’s side.

According to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein (22 April), Arsenal technical director Edu has held talks with the Brazil international’s representatives regarding a move to the Emirates.

On Saturday (30 April), Jesus scored in a 4-0 for Man City over Leeds United – he has now scored seven goals in his last five starts.

When asked for his assessment of the Jesus’ future, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:

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“Listen, Man City know the player and they know the value of who they’ve got.

“If they get Erling Haaland in though, he will be a starter. He will not be coming to mess around. He will be starting every game. That would then restrict the game time of Jesus.

“Jesus has been a good servant to Man City and he is proving that right now. But I think they will do the honourable thing and let him go. He will start somewhere else. At Arsenal he would start.

“There is no way he is going to sign a new deal if Haaland comes in because he won’t be starting. I think they will let Jesus go this summer to recoup some money.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Man City could sign multiple new deals after news from the US.