Glen Johnson Claims “Liverpool Should Absolutely Jump At The Chance” If Arsenal Do Sell £45M Forward

Liverpool and Chelsea should both consider signing Gabriel Jesus if Arsenal decide to offload the Brazilian international this summer, according to Glen Johnson.

Reports suggest that the Gunners are willing to listen to offers for the 27-year-old, who was signed from Manchester City for £45m just under two years ago and, speaking to Betfred, Johnson said two of his former clubs would greatly benefit from securing his signature.

“I would be surprised if Arsenal do actually want to sell him because I think that would be crazy. If he does become available, either Chelsea or Liverpool should bite their arm off.”

“He’s not going to get you 25 goals a season, but he’s going to be a big part of the team and he works his socks off. In front of goal, he’s going to score a lot of goals at a club like that where he’ll get a lot of opportunities.”

“If Arsenal do let him go, then Chelsea and Liverpool should absolutely jump at the chance.”

Will Arsenal sell to a Premier League rival?

The biggest obstacle to Liverpool recruiting Jesus would probably be the Gunners’ reluctance to let him join another English team.

However, with clubs on the continent unable to spend the sort of money that Premier League sides can on transfers, they may have to begrudgingly agree to a sale.

Liverpool would be taking a chance on Jesus

The Brazilian has had his fair share of knee injuries since moving to Arsenal so, if the Reds were to make an approach for the striker, they would need to be sure that he is 100% fit.

Over the years, the Merseyside club have had a number of injury-prone players and they would quickly regret signing Jesus if he spends more time on the treatment table than out on the pitch.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.