Gabriel Jesus agrees new Manchester City contract

Manchester City and Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus has agreed a new contract with the club after a fine start to life in the Premier League.

Gabriel Jesus
Gabriel Jesus only signed for Manchester City in July 2016 for £27m

The 20-year-old, who only signed for Manchester City in July 2016 for £27m has been offered a new contract with City after a fine start to life in the Premier League.

Jesus, who signed from Brazilian side Palmeiras, is one of Brazils next big superstars. During his short time in Brazil he made a total of 47 appearances and scoring 16 goals in the process.

His fine form from such a young age earned him a call up to the Brazilian national team at the tender age of 19. So far he has won 13 caps and scored 7 goals in the process. He is now part of formidable front three for Brazil, consisting of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

He was signed by Man City in the summer of 2016, but only joined up with the Premier League leaders in January 2017, where he showed off his talent from the first game. However, he missed most of the second half of the season when picking up a knee injury.

This season his form has been fantastic as City lead the Premier League by a massive 11 points. He has scored goals on a regular basis and made assists. His form has even kept Sergio Aguero out of the first team.

Man City have doubled Gabriel Jesus salary to a reported 100,000 – 150,000 per week. They feel with the World Cup coming up in Russia, his stock is most likely to rise. A new deal will potentially put off big clubs around Europe putting in a bid for the player.