Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City have signed £27m star

Manchester City have signed striker Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras in a deal worth £27million.

The Brazilian striker is one of most promising attacking talent to have emerged from South America in recent years.

The 19-year-old striker had also attracted interests from some of the top European clubs, but he has decided to join City on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Jesus became City’s sixth signing of the current transfer window, but will only arrive at City in December after the completion of the football season in Brazil.

He has scored 19 goals in 30 appearances this season and will be representing his national team in the Rio Olympics this month. Jesus, who has been dubbed as the ‘new Neymar’ by the media, was also a part of the Brazilian team that finished as runners-up at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

This summer, he was chosen in former Brazil manager Dunga’s provisional 40-man squad for the Copa América but missed out on the tournament due to the lack of a U.S Visa.

Jesus is a versatile player and is capable of playing across the front three. He has scored 26 goals in 67 appearances in total for Palmeiras.

The latest signing has taken City’s overall spending in the current transfer window close to £100m.

The teenager told City’s official website:  “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.”

The club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted that Gabriel has chosen to join us.

“He is one of the most exciting young prospects in world football and plays the game in a spectacular way. We look forward to him making a big impact at Manchester City in January.”

 

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