Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is reportedly closer to signing a new contract with the club.
As reported by Brazilian website UOL today, the youngster is now likely to get a new deal less than one year after debuting for Pep Guardiola’s side.
With the original contract running until 2021, Manchester City’s offer is to extend the deal for at least two further years, giving the player a pay raise of 40%.
Both club and player believe the old agreement is outdated, from the time he was just another starlet coming out of Brazil.
The Premier League side want to give him a fair deal, as he’s now the Brazilian national team’s number 9 and also a man trusted by Pep Guardiola.
As previously reported by UOL, Manchester City would also be interested in buying Jesus’ image rights to use him as a commercial resource as well.
And as a standard procedure in England, both the old and the new contract have no release clause. So whoever wants Jesus in the future will have to negotiate directly with City.