Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has rejected the club’s new contract offer as he demands more money at the end of the season. According to recent reports, the Brazilian forward is holding out for more money from the Citizens with the Manchester outfit eager to tie him up on a new deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2023.
The 20-year-old has impressed since signing for City from Palmeiras in the January transfer period of 2017. However, he is stalling on contract talks with the club for now after declining a £90,000-a-week offer from City. Some sources are now claiming that the forward is willing to discuss fresh terms with the club in the summer but the player’s refusal to pen a revised contract offer will concern the Citizens going into the final stretch of the season.
It is being reported that Jesus is demanding a pay increase from his £50,000 weekly salary to £100,000-per-week which is more than what Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to pay at the moment. However, things change quickly in football and City fans will be hoping that their club can come to terms with the player’s demands and secure his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens are currently leading the Premier League standings with a tally of 81 points in 30 league matches. They are firmly in the driver’s seat as they look to secure another league title at the top tier of English football with a staggering 16 point lead over their local…