Lower salary than Ake despite having more appearances than Dias — Man City mishandled 25-year-old [Opinion]
Gabriel Jesus could leave Manchester City this summer, with Arsenal increasing their chase of the 25-year-old.
According to recent reports, Arsenal will more than double Jesus’ salary to attract him to the Emirates Stadium, but why didn’t City do the same when initial contract talks were held?
Jesus makes £90k per week/£4.7m per year at City, the same as Benjamin Mendy but less than Nathan Ake (£92k per week/£4.8m per year), despite being a more important first-team player.
This season, the Brazilian international had 41 appearances across the board, scoring 13 goals and assisting on 12 others, putting him in more games than Ruben Dias.
Kevin De Bruyne earns £400,000 per week, while Jack Grealish earns £300,000 per week, yet Jesus earns far less despite being a regular.
This could be why he isn’t committing to City, especially if Arsenal will pay him twice as much.
Jesus has been a fantastic servant for City, scoring 95 goals and assisting 46 times in 236 games since coming from Palmeiras in 2017.
Guardiola, on the other hand, frequently started games without a designated striker and employed the Brazilian in a broader role.
City could have renewed his contract and increased his remuneration, but their inaction may have upset Jesus.
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Lower salary than Ake despite having more appearances than Dias — Man City mishandled a 25-year-old [Opinion]