Real Madrid are interested in incredible Arsenal star

The Arsenal badge at the Emirates stadium (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid have been handed a major boost recently as Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Eder Militao have all been handed Spanish citizenship. That means that all three of the non-EU spots at the club are now free and that opens up a lot of new transfer possibilities for Los Blancos.

They have already been very heavily linked with a move for Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund. On the other hand, another player in their sights seems to be Gabriel Jesus, who has made a stunning start to life in Arsenal colours.

According to Goal and as reported by The Sun, Jesus is on a five-man shortlist compiled by Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian sees him as a perfect understudy, and potential successor, to Karim Benzema.

Benzema might be the current Ballon d’Or holder, but he has struggled with injuries this season and is set to turn 35 years of age as well. Thus, sooner or later, the club will need to replace the Frenchman up front. Could Jesus be the man to take up the mantle?

Real Madrid are interested in signing Jesus who has enjoyed a tremendous start at Arsenal

For years, Jesus had played a bit of an underwhelming, even though important role at Manchester City.

The Brazilian made the move in the summer though and ended up joining Arsenal. Clubs like Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were also believed to be interested but a move to Mikel Arteta’s side has proven to be the right step for him.

According to stats from Transfermarkt, Jesus has scored 5 goals and provided 7 assists in 16 appearances for the club.

His incredible work rate and unselfish play at the top has been one of the biggest reasons behind Arsenal going from a 5th place finish last season to Premier League table toppers this time around.

Thus, it is not hard to see why Real Madrid might be interested in Jesus. In fact, they were believed to have held an interest in the summer as well, but the lack of non-EU spots back then meant that a move could not be pursued. Of course, the situation is very different now.

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