Aug 05, 2016

    Brazil striker Jesus to move to City in 2017


    MANCHESTER City have completed the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras, the Premier League side

    said on Wednesday.

    Jesus, who was named

    best newcomer in the Brazilian Serie A Campeonato last year, will remain with his current club until December before moving to the Etihad

    in January.

    The striker is in the Brazilian squad attempting to win the Olympic gold medal, the only major title they have never bagged, at their home Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    "Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world

    so I'm really pleased to sign," Jesus told the club's

    official website.

    "We have many great talents in the team and a fantastic manager in

    Pep Guardiola that I can

    learn so much from."

    Gabriel joined Palmeiras in 2013 and earned a reputation as one of Brazilian football's brightest talents with 54 goals in 48 youth team matches.