Gabriel Jesus has made a wonderful start to his Manchester City career, rapidly becoming a fan favourite despite only playing a handful of games.
His match-winning contribution against Swansea City last weekend was incredibly impressive, especially for a teenager in his first month in the Premier League, coming from another continent.
The 19 year old now has three goals and assist in three appearances for the Citizens and has already ousted Sergio Aguero as Pep Guardiola’s number one choice to lead the attack.
Now, as this stat from Opta shows, he’s well on his way to taking the rest of the Premier League’s strikers to task.
37.5 – Gabriel Jesus has the best conversion rate of any Premier League forward this season (min. 2 goals). Beginnings. pic.twitter.com/WPIGKRgveI
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 9, 2017
With a 37.5% conversion rate of shots to goals, he’s laying down the marker for the rest of the Premier League’s strikers in the closing months of the season.
If he can keep that kind of striking rate up then Man City’s hopes of a top four finish will be massively boosted.