West Ham United have allegedly looked at signing Brazilian Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus this summer.
That’s according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs who told The Done Deal Show that the Manchester City forward has attracted attention from the Hammers as well as the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle United.
However, Arsenal are thought to be leading the race to sign Gabriel Jesus.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Michail Antonio has been Moyes’s only option through the middle since January 2021 when Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax.
That has to change before the start of next season, but the latest striker link just seems to be much of the same ‘we tried’ rubbish that we’ve had to put up with over the past few years…
West Ham linked with shock Gabriel Jesus signing
The 25-year-old Manchester City striker looks set to leave the Etihad in the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though the Brazilian is actually on the Hammers’ radar.
Or so CBS journalist Ben Jacobs says anyway…
He told The Done Deal Show:
“Arsenal are very much interested, there isn’t much substance to the Chelsea links, Newcastle have circled in the past, West Ham have looked at him, but they’re more likely to try and get Armando Broja from Chelsea for a lower fee, so Arsenal can consider themselves in the mix for this deal, but, as of yet, they’ve not tabled an offer, they’ve made enquiries, they’ve spoken about terms and they believe they can get a deal over the line.”
Let’s get real here.
There is absolutely no way West Ham will sign Gabriel Jesus this summer.
Our supposed interest in the Brazilian ace either has no foundation whatsoever or is yet another classic case of the ‘we tried’.
West Ham need to be signing up and coming talents who can become the next Gabriel Jesus. We don’t have the chance to sign the finished article at this stage of our development.
So we’ll just chalk this one up as never happening and throw it in the transfer bin.