Despite signing from Manchester City almost six months ago, today was the day whereby Gabriel Jesus was officially announced as a City player. The player has finally revealed to the media for the first time and is now eligible to make his debut for his new side this weekend.
City face Tottenham this weekend, and Jesus is fully expected to be involved in the first-team squad. The £27million forward, who signed from Palmeiras in early August, is expected to become a sensation at City after the Blues fended off interest from Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Gabriel scored 28 goals in 85 matches for Palmeiras and has netted five times in six games for Brazil, and the chance to work with Pep Guardiola was a decisive factor in the player choosing to move to Manchester.
“I want to win titles, and Manchester City is a club that is used to winning,” he told City’s official website.
“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.”
Jesus has been given the number 33 shirt – the same number he wore during his time in Brazil.