After months of being courted by the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City, Palmeiras and Brazil star Gabriel Jesus has made a decision on his football future.
According to Sun Sport, the 19-year-old forward has decided to stay at Palmeiras in Brazil for the foreseeable future, citing the fact that he is not even considering a move to Europe. Per the source, the aforementioned European giants had all been vying for his transfer.
“With regards to a move to Europe, it has already been sorted,” Gabriel Jesus said in a recent interview
“My desire is to stay with Palmeiras. I believe in my work and in the work of the manager, Cuca.
“We have a very good team today and…
“Like I have always said in interviews, and it is the truth, my desire has always been to stay at Palmeiras and I am not thinking about Europe.
“Today, my whole focus is on Palmeiras. We are fighting for the title and I am very happy here.”
Last year Gabriel Jesus was voted the Serie A Newcomer of the Year after a seven-goal campaign and a Copa do Brasil title. Thus far in 2016, he has 18 goals in 29 total competitions for Palmeiras.
Jesus was a member of Brazil’s 40-man provisional squad for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, but missed the final cut. He has been capped four times for the Brazil Under-23 team and has netted three times for them.
Brazilian legend Ronaldo told Soccer Lens in April that he considers Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa to be two of the top talents in Brazilian football for years to come.
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