Pep Guardiola Twitter ventures pay off as Gabriel Jesus ‘very clear’ about Man City future
Here are your Manchester City evening headlines on Monday, May 23:
Pep Guardiola becomes a true Blue after logging onto Man City mainframe in title triumph
Pep Guardiola may have spent most of Sunday wearing black but as he ends his sixth season in charge at the Etihad the Manchester City manager has never been more of a Blue.
The tale of a fourth league title in five years lacked the drama of previous successes under the manager: there was no 100 points, no domestic clean sweep, and no emergency meeting to rip up half a season of work. At its basest form, the hard work of other teams in the Premier League fell short because the talent of City worked hard.
ALSO READ: City victory parade updates
Of course, there were comeback stories from players including Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Kevin De Bruyne, and improvements from Rodri and (at least as far as goals are concerned) Riyad Mahrez. Breakthroughs on the training pitch in set-pieces and attacking in numbers helped gain maximum rewards from marginal gains.
Gabriel Jesus ‘very clear’ about Man City future as transfer links continue
Gabriel Jesus played a starring role in Manchester City’s latest Premier League-winning season, but the Brazilian attacker has admitted that his future at the club is uncertain.
The 25-year-old, who joined City in early 2017, scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions this season, playing both on the right wing and in a more familiar central role. His energy and pressing ability are arguably the two biggest assets he brings to the side, as was the case in Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 win against Aston Villa that saw City win their fourth Premier League title in five years.
However, with just one year remaining on his current contract and Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez to provide added competition next season, it has been widely reported that Jesus could leave the Etihad this summer. Last week. Football.London reported that Arsenal technical director Edu had held talks with Jesus’ representatives, but it’s also believed that Tottenham, who qualified for next season’s Champions League at the expense of their north London rivals, are interested in the Brazilian.