Gabriel Jesus is getting a bumper new deal at Manchester City – to ensure Europe’s big guns have no chance of snatching him.

Jesus has proved a smash hit at the Etihad since making his debut nine months ago, scoring 12 times in 17 games.


And now the Brazilian, 20, is set to more than double his current £70,000-a-week wage to £150,000-a-week with City keen to recognise his status as one of European football’s biggest talents.

Etihad chiefs have moved to secure the player on an improved contract after a record-breaking summer in the transfer market which has seen fees for players reach exorbitant levels and which makes the £28m City paid for him seem an absolute bargain.

Paris St Germain’s successful £198m capture of Neymar from Barcelona showed Europe’s biggest club’s are vulnerable to losing their best players, irrespective of their perceived standing.