Premier League: Gabriel Jesus joins Manchester City


Manchester City have finally completed the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian winger Gabriel Jesus and will be able to field him against Tottenham on Saturday. The Citizens had already done the deal worth 27 million pounds during the summer transfer window, but the player remained at Palmeiras until the end of the season in the Brazilian league. The winger, who has signed a five-year contract with Manchester City, already has six caps and four goals for the Brazilian senior national team.

"He has the potential to become one of the best attacking players in the game," Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain said. He arrived in Manchester at the beginning of January but had to wait for his registration with the Football Association to be completed. Barcelona also had him on their radar before he chose to move to the Premier League. He was voted the best newcomer in the Brazilian first division last season and also played for Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian revealed that the prospect of working with manager Pep Guardiola was an important factor in his decision to join Manchester City. He added: "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." The Citizens are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment after two defeats in their last three matches and leaders Chelsea are now 10 points ahead of them.

Gabriel Jesus is 7/4 at Bet365 to score against Tottenham on Saturday.

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  • Bulgaria sharpe

    19/1/17

    So they needed Jesus to change their fortune?
    I don't think even Jesus could help them winning anything this season:D
    Obviously the guy has some potential if City paid 27 mill pounds for him although lately Premier League sides usually overspends hugely..but who knows in this case...not me anyways.

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