The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern simply could not have dreamed of a better start to the season.
Pep Guardiola appears to have done something verging on miraculous with his City side on the training pitch this summer. The flakiness that characterised their season during Guardiola’s debut campaign has been firmly eradicated from the squad and replaced with wholesome quality and resilience from back to front.
The club’s new-found resilience was put to the test last weekend when they faced David Wagner’s Huddersfield at The John Smith’s Stadium. The Terriers put in a valiant display, but they were eventually undone in the closing moments of the game after coming desperately close to halting City’s run of victories.
The City faithful propping up the bar in the Tavern believe that despite their recent form, they are far from untouchable.
One problem City could face in the near-future is transfer interest from around Europe for their star-performers, and that problem is already beginning to surface.
According to Spanish media outlet DonBalon, Zinedine Zidane is hoping to bring Sergio Aguero to Real Madrid in January.
The departure of Aguero would unquestionably be a catastrophic blow to the club’s future ambitions, but the presence of City’s ready-made replacement and Brazillian prodigy Gabriel Jesus would ensure a bright future for the club.
If City can keep Jesus at the club for the majority of his professional career, there is every chance he may over-take Aguero as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Jesus is only 20 years of age and relatively new to the Premier League, but you wouldn’t know it from his performances and goal-scoring record since his move from Palmeiras in January.
The Brazillian is one of the hardest-working strikers in the league and he possesses a natural unteachable gift to be in the right place at the right time to slot the ball into the net.
When Aguero leaves the club, he will certainly become City’s first-choice striker and see his already startling record improve immeasurably with his increase in minutes on the pitch.
Jesus certainly has a long way to go to prove he is on the same level as City’s Argentinian treasure, but following his departure, he will have a fantastic opportunity to build a legacy at the club and exceed the goal-scoring records set by Aguero.