Pundit believes £50 million is fair for Arsenal to pay for attacker

Noel Whelan believes it is fair for Arsenal to pay around £50 million for Manchester City striker, Gabriel Jesus because they need a frontman desperately.

The Gunners have lost some key attackers in the last few months and will want to replace them in this transfer window.

Several forwards have been linked with a move to the Emirates, but it seems they have prioritised a transfer for Jesus.

The Manchester City forward will be a good addition to their squad, but the champions want to make the most money they can from his sale.

Arsenal desperately needs more goalscorers and Whelan believes it is fair for them to spend that much on him.

He tells Football Insider: “If they are willing to pay £50 million, that is a real good chunk of money and a return back for a very good player.

“I think if you’re that desperate to get a player in, of that quality, for four years, it is not a bad price to pay for a player of Jesus’ quality.”

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Jesus has been a good player at City and he could slot in easily at Arsenal if he joins.

This makes him an ideal target and we must be prepared to spend a lot of money on him.

Hopefully, he would score the goals we need to get back inside the top four.

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11 Comments

  1. The only thing that ridiculous is Liverpool paying 85m…untested in the EPL…22 ..and u DNT knw what to expect….Jesus is a steal at 50 million…u no what to expect in this inflated market

    1. I think you’re wrong sir. Prices of players are determined by demand. If Liverpool didn’t pay, Man Utd would have paid, and even pay more. Moreover, going by your logic, any player untested in the EPL should be bought for little money. Nunez is worth the penny they paid. Jesus has only 12 months on his deal, hasn’t scored more than 14 goals a season in the most chance creating team on earth presently while playing having the best playmaker alive right behind him. There’s a reason why Guardiola never trusted him to take over from Kun Aguero, even when he was their only recognized striker. We’re being mugged terribly at £50m

  2. I’m afraid we’ll end up paying that amount for him but all will be forgotten if he can deliver the goods.he alongside incoming raphinha,martinelli/saka/esr will rip any defence apart.odegaard,tielemans and vieira too.

  3. For me it’s the going rate for any reasonable striker so it’s a fair price. It’s interesting that we are looking also at wide strikers / wingers such as Raphinha as well as out and out number 9’s. There is more than one way to skin a cat. If you look at our two most successful EPL teams last season, as well as many top European teams, goals are often spread pretty evenly across the whole front line, with deep lying strikers and prolific wingers, often switching positions. If you play the roll effectively, as Lacazette was ultimately incapable of doing, you create as many for others as you score yourself. So I’m not as concerned as many if we don’t buy a 25 goal a season man for £100m, as long as collectively we become more prolific.

  4. Now rumoured that Spurs are in for Jesus as well.

    That could just be the usual goings-on, gumming up the works, upping the price etc.

    Jesus will know that Kane & Son will be difficult to budge, whereas he already knows MA and will be No1 at Arsenal.

    Try to resist pressing any panic buttons? City buy Halaand for £50m – they can’t expect £50m for a guy they didn’t bother to play often, even when they had the chance.

    But that wasn’t because he’s not good, just that there’s plenty of ways to play football and the traditional striker role is gradually disappearing from the way the top clubs play the game – City has played without a striker and are probably only buying Halaand when they see a really top player become available.

    Arsenal would do well to think the same way – buy well or don’t buy at all.

  5. 50M for a player that is surplus to requirements and has 1 year left on his contract is ridiculous. Any pundit who thinks it is fair can’t be a pundit at all.

  6. 50M for Jesus, 100pw for Eddie aren’t ridiculous prices at all. They are just premiums prices we are being forced to pay, following the dumb decision to ditch PEA…before signing a replacement.

    This is not the video game, Football Manager; this is the real world. There are real world consequences for poor decisions. And, in our case, a premium price for an elite striker because we are desperate.

    I am 100% certain that if PEA was still on our books, he would serve as a valuable trade piece for an elite player/striker in this window. Opportunity missed.

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