Manchester City today confirmed the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, a deal that was first agreed last summer, and the young Brazilian will arrive in the Premier League hoping to build upon the success he achieved in 2016.
After winning a gold medal with Brazil at the Olympics last summer, Gabriel Jesus took his international form to club level and helped guide boyhood club Palmeiras to their first league title since 1994 – and he was crucial to their success.
Netting 12 goals in 27 league appearances, Gabriel Paulista boasted an impressive ratio of 193 minutes per goal and averaged 2.8 shots a game – showing that he kept the South American defences he came up against busy.
As well as being a goal-threat on his own, Gabriel Jesus also laid on 37 key passes to his team-mates and registered five assists – which shows the impact he can have across Manchester City’s attack.
At just 19-years-old, Gabriel Jesus is one to watch for the coming years but he already possesses the ability to make an immediate impact in Pep Guardiola’s squad and Tottenham Hotspur should be wary of his talents this weekend.