Unbeaten domestically this season, there’s nothing much to stop the Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern from celebrating both often and loudly. Indeed, with Pep Guardiola proving he really is one of the best managers of all time, life is good at the Etihad.
One of the only things that worry our resident Sky Blues when it comes to seeing their season potentially fall apart is the fear of big injuries. Guardiola and his men may well have had it much their own way thus far, though the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany have been injury concerns throughout.
With many of our punters worried about Kevin De Bruyne following his limping off at Crystal Palace of late, the Belgian wizard wasn’t the only source of concern. Gabriel Jesus limped off in tears at Selhurst Park and is thought to have suffered a medial collateral ligament injury and will reportedly be out for around two months, much to the annoyance of our drinkers.
Just spoke to Gabriel Jesus's agent, been told that the suspicion of ligament rupture is not true. @Sport_Witness
— Лукас Спосито (@LucasSposito_) January 7, 2018
However, on a positive note, Sport Witness journalist Lucas Sposito has taken to Twitter to allay fears in regard to the Brazilian’s injury. Reportedly talking to the 20-year-old’s agent, it’s made clear that his client hasn’t suffered a rupture in his ligament, a major boost to everyone involved in the City cause.
As you can imagine, this news has gone down very well in our bar.
The idea of having Jesus back for the knock-out phases of the Champions League, with Alexis Sanchez also potentially on board, should surely make City favourites. With his injury not too serious, Jesus has a real chance of picking up the Premier League, Champions League and World Cup all in the space of a few months.