City are favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, which would further limit playing time for Jesus
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus said it is not the right time to discuss his future at the club amid speculation that the Brazil international could leave at the end of the season.
British media have reported City are favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, which would further limit playing time for Jesus, whose contract expires in June 2023.
Asked if he would stay at City and fight for his place if another forward arrived, Jesus said, “It’s not time to think about this. You expect me to say this, but it’s true.
“Now is the best moment of the season. I want to enjoy, to keep focused on my team, with my team mates, to fight for the Premier League.”
Jesus scored four goals in City’s 5-1 thrashing of Watford at the weekend and he said his focus was helping his side clinch the Premier League title.
“I won it with my team mates three times and I know how that feels and I want to have that feeling again,” he added. “And then, of course, we also have the tough game on Tuesday against Real Madrid (in the Champions League) and that is my focus.”
Jesus hits four as City extend lead with Watford thrashing
City lead Liverpool by 4 pts before Sunday’s Merseyside derby
Four goals from Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus earned Manchester City a 5-1 win over relegation-threatened Watford Saturday, a victory that moved Pep Guardiola’s side four points clear at the top of the Premier League standings.
With title rivals Liverpool not in action until Sunday against Everton, City were overwhelming favorites to put Watford to the sword at Etihad Stadium, with a double from Jesus’ edging them 2-0 in front inside 24 minutes.
Watford then briefly threatened to make a game of it as French defender Hassane Kamara’s first goal in English football five minutes later brought the visitors to within one of City.
However, a stunning strike from Spain international Rodri restored City’s two-goal advantage in the 34th minute before Jesus completed his first Premier League hat-trick early in the second half after converting from the penalty spot.
Not done there, the 25-year old tapped home his fourth in the 53rd minute to complete the rout.
City took their foot off the gas from there on in, with Tuesday’s Champions League semi final first-leg against Real Madrid in mind.
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