Please Wait....

    Brazil legend Rivaldo tells Gabriel Jesus to leave Manchester City

    Gabriel Jesus’ lack of playing time at Man City

    Gabriel Jesus has now spent two and a half season with Manchester City.

    Jesus would make 42 appearances across all competitions in his first full season for the Citizens, scoring 17 and assisting five.

    The Brazilian has also racked up 46 appearances this campaign, scoring 19 and assisting five.

    However, a lot of those games have come as a substitute. For example, in the 29 league games that Jesus has featured in this season, he has only started seven of them.

    Back in April of 2019, the forward admitted his lack of playing time was a bit frustrating, even if it was in a good way:

    “I always want to play. Of course it frustrates me but in a good way, it makes me want to train and work hard… I have always made it very clear that I always want to be with the team.”As quoted by Goal.

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates with teammate Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City after his shot leads to an own goal from Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town, Manchester City’s sixth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

    Rivaldo tells Jesus to move on

    Since making those comments, Jesus’ game time hasn’t really gone up.

    He did not feature in Man City’s title-deciding game vs Brighton, in which they won 4-1.

    Then, in the previous game vs Leicester City, Jesus managed just three minutes.

    This has led to Brazil legend Rivaldo, in an exclusive with Betfair, to urge Jesus to leave City in order to become a more regular starter:

    “Gabriel Jesus wasn’t as influential this season as he was in the last one and I think he has two valid options for next season.

    “As a young prospect he could continue and keep evolving with Guardiola, hoping that more chances come, or he could leave for another club of similar stature to try to become a regular starting 11 player.

     “I see the second option as the best solution. He already gained experience and maturity at City and looks prepared for a new challenge in a team where he could be more important for the team.”As quoted by Goal.

    Jesus training ahead of FA Cup final


    View this post on Instagram


    Back to training

    A post shared by Gabriel Jesus (@dejesusoficial) on

    Related: Raheem Sterling: Life growing up, family, football and Manchester City

    Is Manchester City the best team of the Premier League era? | Premier League

    Story Page