Gabriel Jesus close to extending his Manchester City contract until 2023 – report

Gabriel Jesus is closer to extending his Manchester City stay by two years after progressive talks between the club and his representatives, UOL Esporte reports.

There will be no release clause in Jesus’ new deal, which will see his contract extended until 2023, with the player receiving a 40% increase in his salary. Though that seems quite considerable, the 20-year-old is quite modestly paid by Premier League standards at the moment, and this increase will bring him towards the standard pay for a player of his calibre.

Aware of the youngster’s growing importance, City also want to acquire Gabriel Jesus’ image rights to use with their commercial sponsors.

There are still a few common differences to work out, but both the player and the club have a general agreement to prolong the Brazilian’s stay at the Etihad for many years to come.

Jesus, who started in Sunday’s Manchester derby, has never been on the losing side for City in the Premier League since his arrival from Palmeiras last year.

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