Manchester City have seen off competition from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and cross town rivals Manchester United to secure the signature of 19-year old Gabriel Jesus. The young Brazilian will be loaned back to Palmeiras and will join up with Pep Guardiola’s side in January next year.
The Guardian reported that the initial fee of £27 million could rise up to £31 million with add-ons. The Brazilian is Manchester City’s sixth signing of the summer after Nolito, Ilkay Gundogan, Leroy Sane, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Aaron Mooy. Jesus seemed extremely pleased to have joined the English giants. Speaking to Manchester City’s official website, he 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!”
The forward has been subject to interest from Europe’s biggest clubs this summer, with Manchester United and Inter Milan coming close to signing the young forward. Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were also reported to be going head to head for his signature, but he was ultimately sold on the idea of working with Pep Guardiola and the prospect of being a part of a new revolution in Manchester.
The exciting signing of Gabriel Jesus highlights 2 things: City’s intense focus on youth talent AND confidence in current core for results
— CityAP (@CityAcrossPond) August 3, 2016
10 – Gabriel Jesus is the top scorer in the Brazilian Serie A so far this season (10). Biblical. pic.twitter.com/NXlXBfgul8
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 3, 2016
Gabriel Jesus to Man City for £27M is done :O
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) August 3, 2016
I’ve never managed a day at the absolute top level but I can tell Gabriel Jesus is several orders of magnitude better than Giroud.
— Dennis (@battystutor) August 3, 2016
— Tobi of Counsel (@adeoluakin) August 3, 2016
Gabriel Jesus is a great signing will prove to be a Bargain for man city
— Alex Taylor (@taylor8777) August 3, 2016
Gabriel Jesus wants to be Marcus Rashford when he grows up. So no City fan we don’t give a shit who you sign. Worry about hart not us. #MUFC
— UNITED Mason (@UNITED_Mason) August 3, 2016
City fans should be excited bout Gabriel Jesus. If he can adapt to the physicality of epl they have replacement for aguero in him. Finisher.
— Abhash (@abhashmufc) August 3, 2016
Gabriel Jesus to man city, it’s official they’re winning the league
— Lucas (@Goalnaldo) August 3, 2016
With Gabriel Jesus coming to man city where Jesus Navas already plays this automatically turns man city to Nazareth
— atelophobic (@Bubee__) August 3, 2016
City signing Gabriel Jesus is pretty big tbh. kids gonna be damn good eventually
— Jon B (@DrunkVoltron) August 3, 2016
Until this window, how many of you knew Gabriel Jesus? You watched la liga but how many times did you actually watch Nolito? And Sane too
— AJ (@aj_aaronic) August 3, 2016
£27m for Gabriel Jesus Christ. What a fuckin riot that EPL is man.
— Gary Kettle (@gkettle1983) August 3, 2016
Man City finding all ways to win #UCL so they signing all the Jesus in the world; Jesus Navas,Gabriel Jesus & still searching..😏
— Derek (@Nana_united) August 3, 2016
People think Gabriel Jesus is the next Ronaldo Fenomeno but in reality he is the next Robinho. Will be playing in Turkey in 4 years.
— Vedant (@GuajeMaravilla) August 3, 2016
Do you know Gabriel Jesus? His YouTube videos got me crying…Oh my gwadddddd.PEP’s about to do magic #mcfc
— Um A BeatPhreak (@Kofi_Forson) August 3, 2016
I can’t wait to see newspaper article headlines when Gabriel Jesus scores against Manchester United.
— Schillaci (@SihleNkosi99) August 3, 2016
In my 32 years of watching Palmeiras I can confirm that Gabriel Jesus is in fact better than Neymar
— – (@RvheemSterling) August 3, 2016