Kelvin De Bruyne makes Gabriel Jesus admission amid Arsenal transfer speculation
Kelvin De Bruyne makes Gabriel Jesus admission amid Arsenal transfer speculation

Kelvin De Bruyne makes Gabriel Jesus admission amid Arsenal transfer speculation

Manchester City striker has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal is believed to have met with the representative of the Brazilian striker and Mikel Arteta is keen to add Gabriel Jesus to his young attacking squad next season.

However, Kelvin De Bruyne insists he wants the 25 years old striker to stay at Manchester City and believes he is a valuable asset to the team.

Gabriel Jesus has been in fine form scoring seven goals in his last six appearances in all competitions.

What did De Bruyne say?

When the Belgian Midfielder was quizzed about why he gave the penalty to Gabriel Jesus to complete a hat trick against Watford he said:‘I don’t care at that moment, in that moment I thought it was the right decision for him to take so I told Gabi, ‘you can take it, I have full confidence in you’.

‘For him, it’s important, for me I don’t care if I score that penalty, that’s a goal or whatever but it doesn’t get me further in what I want to achieve.

‘But for him to get a hat-trick is special and important for a striker, so I thought it was a good moment just to give it to him and he was playing great, I had full confidence he could score.

‘Besides that, he’s been amazing.

‘Since he came here, I’ve had a good relationship with him, I think we’ve found each other lots of times.

‘He plays with so much energy, he’s always there, he helps the team out.

‘I have never had any doubts about his quality and he’s still so young. I hope he can play with me many times because I think he will make this team better.’

Kelvin De Bruyne has hailed Phil Foden and claims he has come of age.

The young midfielder has scored 13 goals and 11 assists in 41 games this term, including a strike in our seven-goal Champions League thriller against Real Madrid.

He said: “He’s been amazing,”. “I have seen him from a little boy with massive potential.

“Whenever you come up to the first team, you are a little bit shy. It takes time and playing time to get comfortable.

“In the last two years, he has been very comfortable and you see the difference in the way he plays. He doesn’t play with ups and downs – he does what he needs for this team.

“He isn’t a young talent anymore – he is one of the guys now. It’s a big step to make but everyone looks to him to make a difference because he can.

“He has proven he can do that loads of times and he will do more times in the future. I’m hoping he can do the same in the future.”

Meanwhile, Kelvin De Bruyne admits Manchester City needs the Champions League to be recognized as the best in history. I think winning it would change the perspective from the outside,’ De Bruyne said. ‘The fact we’ve been fighting for numerous years and getting to the latter stages means we’ve been doing well.
[But] we’ve not won it yet and that will probably be the only criticism we can get. Winning it would change that little narrative.’