Manchester City has officially unveiled the signing of Brazilian wonder kid Gabriel Jesus after announcing they had agreed to sign him from Palmeiras back at near the end of the summer window. The deal had been announced back in August that the move was agreed upon and that Jesus would be coming to Manchester after the Brazilian Serie A league ended in December.
Now that the move has been completed, it was possible that Jesus would feature against Tottenham on Saturday in a crucial match for both clubs.
Gabriel Jesus arrived in Manchester only a few days ago and was unveiled as the club’s only January signing so far. Jesus arrives in Manchester for a transfer reported to be in the 27-million pound range. For City, that seems like no small fee whatsoever. Jesus has shown flair, pace, and a lethal striking ability for both club and country in Brazil. He even had a somewhat of a coming out party this summer with his country last summer in the Olympics.
Jesus has all the makings to become a world class player for City and even has been quoted as saying that he dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or while in Manchester. Do I personally think that is possible? You never know, but with the likes of Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Gareth Bale, and Luis Suarez all tearing it up in La Liga, it will be tough to even sneak into the conversation.
Jesus was able to feature for Manchester City against Tottenham on Saturday as a late match substitution for Raheem Sterling. He made an immediate impact by firing in a cross that Kevin De Bruyne nearly was able to head home. Jesus had three touches on the ball in his first 2 minutes of action and was able nearly able to grab an assist or score on every touch.
One of his touches was a goal that was called offsides in the end from the side official. Nearly a dream debut for Jesus. Manchester City was ultimately unable to pull out the win after the team blew a 2-0 lead.
81′: Gabriel Jesus comes on for Man City debut
83′: Gabriel Jesus puts the ball in the back of the net
Ruled out for offside. ❌ pic.twitter.com/bw0RqrDfDJ
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There is much to be excited about for City fans in Gabriel Jesus. Will he become a first team regular or will he have to find his minutes rather sporadic much like Kelechi Iheanacho? I think that he will come into the squad and make an impact right away. It will be nice to see a new face in the attack for City and one that comes in with so much hype.