The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern weren’t sure what to expect from Gabriel Jesus when he moved from Brazil to England. Signed during Pep Guardiola’s first year in charge, the forward joined a few months into the season, and whilst many were hopeful, nobody could have predicted the impact that he eventually made.
He was sensational during his first few months at the club, eventually picking up 7 league goals in just 8 starts. Though fitness has hampered his progress somewhat, he has also been efficient this term, having already bagged 8 goals in the English top flight.
Naturally, then, given his form, it’s important that Man City ensure that his contract is up to date. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t appear as though it’s going to be quite as simple as signing on the dotted line.
According to the Daily Mail, Jesus has rejected the offer of a new contract at Man City, with the Brazilian said to feel as though he deserves more than the £90,000-per-week offer that has already been tabled.
Fortunately, though, despite that blow, there is some good news for Man City. The Daily Mail are reporting that it’s still expected that he will agree to fresh terms in the future, with a compromise likely to be reached.
Man City are in a strong position, given that his contract doesn’t expire until 2021. A new deal was never about tieing him down for an overly extended period of time – it was more about rewarding him for his fine form. As such, waiting to agree fresh terms shouldn’t be too much of a worry for City.
That said, they’ll be hoping that this doesn’t affect his form on the pitch, as they’re really going to need him over the coming weeks. They’re still on course to win the Premier League, whilst they’re set to face Liverpool in the Champions League next month.
Man City aren’t in a rush, but this agreement should still be a priority. Jesus is the future of the Citizens’ attack, and so a renewal must come sooner, rather than later.
He’s been pretty consistent since moving to Manchester, and so there is no doubting that he’s worth the increased investment.
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