Manchester City are prepared to reward Brazilian sensation Gabriel Jesus for an exceptional first year in English football by handing him with a new contract, UOL Esporte reports in the player’s homeland.
The striker and his staff have been informed that the club want to value Jesus’ work in his debut year at City with a new and improved deal in the near future.
Internally, club chiefs believe they got a huge bargain when they acquired the 20-year-old from Palmeiras for £27million in 2016, an amount that seems like peanuts in the current market. He was recently valued at over €100million by the CIES Football Observatory.
Upon joining, Jesus signed a five-year deal, binding him to the club until 2021, but despite having no need to renew his contract because of the amount of time left on it, the club believe he deserves a salary in line with his growing reputation.
He will have to wait his turn though, with City prioritising new contracts for Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandinho, but it is only a matter of time before Gabriel Jesus puts pen to paper on an improved contract.