Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Palmeiras’ Gabriel Jesus.
The 19-year-old forward has emerged as one of the very finest talents in his homeland and is currently a part of Brazil’s U-23 side for the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.
Although the deal, worth £27m, for the teenager has been sealed, he will remain with Palmeiras for the remainder of the 2016 season as the Alviverde seek to claim the Serie A title.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Gabriel Jesus said: “Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world so I’m really pleased to sign.
“We have many great talents in the team and a fantastic manager in Pep Guardiola that I can learn so much from.
“I’m looking forward to showing the City fans what I can do and I think we’ll have a great future together!”
Gabriel Jesus, whose Man City contract will run until 2021, was linked with the Citizens’ bitter rivals Manchester United.
The youngster is currently the leading scorer Brazil’s top tier, with 10 goals to his name for table-topping Palmeiras.
He has netted 26 goals in 67 games for his current side, an impressive haul considering he has not yet celebrated his 20th birthday.