Chelsea and Real Madrid to fight for Manchester City star

Chelsea and Real Madrid to fight for Manchester City star

Chelsea and Real Madrid to fight for Manchester City star

Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Manchester City matchwinner Gabriel Jesus after the striker fired his side to a 2-1 win over Swansea.

Gabriel Jesus has made quite an impact since signing for Manchester City from Palmeiras for £27 million late last month. The Brazilian was favoured by Guardiola who pushed Aguero the bench and Jesus responded with a goal and an assist, which is surely not good news for the Argentine.

But Guardiola's arrival has lessened his importance at Etihad. "We need to protect him, but everybody is surprised at his level".

The forward insists that he will do whatever it takes to help City until the end of the season, and will then leave it up to them to decide on whether he leaves or stays.

When Aguero headed over from close range, it looked like City would be throwing away two valuable points in the race for the top four and Champions League qualification.

It ensured City climbed above Liverpool and Arsenal into third place.

"He's a great player, he's a very young player but he will learn a lot at City and he will have a great future at the club. Afterwards we'll see what the club wants to do with me", said Aguero, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The Brazilian scored both goals in the win, including the injury-time victor, and Guardiola believes his impact on City's form has been incredible.

The Goal Pressure Index uses more than 750,000 data points as well as factors including league position, point in the season and the opposition to calculate a rating out of 100 for every Premier League player every week.

Asked if he was thinking of leaving, Aguero added: "No, no". For now, Guardiola is putting his faith in Gabriel Jesus and it's easy to see why on this evidence.

"He is a real fighter, wins duels and he is a striker with the sense of the goal".

David Silva was the maker as he cut back before Raheem Sterling's shot was blocked but Jesus was alert to turn it home.

The hosts dominated the first half, but the visitors had the better of the second half.

Coral Barry of Metro quoted the former Fulham man speaking after smashing a second-half hat-trick against St Johnstone in the SPL: "I don't really listen to what is being said about me I just keep my head down and keep working". Willy Caballero kept his place in the City goal, forcing Claudio Bravo on the bench again.

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