The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a report in The Daily Mail, that young Brazilian Gabriel Jesus has turned down a £90,000 per week contract extension at The Etihad. The striker reportedly wants to wait until the summer before resuming contract negotiations and is holding out for £100,000 per week.
At just 20-years-old, it’s fair to say that Gabriel Jesus is one of the world’s best young talents. The Manchester City striker signed for the Citizens in January 2017 and has shot himself into the limelight with a number of impressive performances. The Brazilian has suffered an injury-hit first full campaign in Manchester but has still managed to notch 11 goals in 32 appearances for the Sky Blues as he battles with the club’s all-time record goal-scorer, Sergio Aguero, for a starting role.
Jesus played for Palmeiras in the Brazilian first division before making the move to Manchester at the age of just 19. For most players, moving to a new country and embracing a new culture would be hard to adjust to, however, Jesus made it look easy as he bagged three goals in his first three games in the Premier League and went on to score seven and assist four more in his ten Premier League games last season. The City fans know what their poacher brings to the squad and will be hoping that the club’s hierarchy does everything in their power to ensure that Jesus signs an extension to his City contract in the summer.
You can read the Man City fans reaction to Jesus contract rumours here:
When we are still paying Hart 130 a week I think he has a good point !!!
— Dan White
Wants more money. Brazilian players typically do this, hope it's fine by the club.
— Regista (@aranyakpaul) March 27, 2018
He’ll be back Easter Monday to agree it.
— Jonathan Hyde (@Jonathan_hyde1) March 27, 2018
To be fair, Lingard is on 100k!! So Jesus must be given 500k
— The Cityzen Blues (@TheCityzenBlues) March 28, 2018
He only wants 100k and if we get on that for 3 years it'll be a bargain
— Sike Zany (@SikeZany) March 27, 2018
He should have been offered that100K but also tied to a long-term contract. If he has a decent world cup his value is gonna quadraple
— Khotso ⚽ (@K_DoN01) March 28, 2018
It is just 10k additional, should just be a piece of cake.
— Sufiyan Quraishi (@Sufiyaan12345) 27 March 2018
What he rejected it Why?
— ¿ (@JSHlad) March 27, 2018