Manchester City have confirmed the arrival of Gabriel Jesus on their official website and the Brazilian could make his debut this weekend.
Following a deal being agreed last summer, Manchester City have finally been able to welcome Gabriel Jesus into the Citizens’ set-up after the Brazilian’s registration in England was complete- just in time for this weekend’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
The 19-year-old agreed a deal with Pep Guardiola’s side last summer but remained with Palmeiras until the end of the Brazilian season, where he helped the club lift their first title in over two decades.
Now the youngster has arrived in Manchester, he’ll head straight into Manchester City’s first-team and could feature this weekend- where City will aim to end a woeful run of form that has seen them drop to ten points behind leaders Chelsea.
Speaking to the club’s website, Gabriel Jesus stated his delight to join the Citizens and issued his intent to win titles at the Etihad Stadium:
“I want to win titles and Manchester City is a club that is used to winning. City is a Club that always competes for the title in the competitions it enters, so that was an important factor, and because of the manager, Guardiola, and the squad.”
It’s unlikely that Gabriel Jesus will be thrown into the deep-end in this weekend’s huge clash but there is scope for the youngster to make a cameo off the bench, providing an attacking boost to a side who have looked lacklustre recently.
Sergio Aguero hasn’t quite been at his brilliant best this season and the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, who is already well established in Brazil’s national side, will give the Argentine a push- or see the 19-year-old cement a regular spot in the starting line-up.