Official: Manchester City confirm signing of Gabriel Jesus in £27m deal

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras in a deal worth £27m as Pep Guardiola remains active in the transfer market.

The 19-year-old makes the move to the Premier League giants after turning down an opportunity to sign for Barcelona, although he will return to his old club on loan until January.

Gabriel brings an impressive record with him after scoring 19 goals in 30 appearances last season, and he is now evidently looking forward to the new chapter in his career.

“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 Brazilian joins Leroy Sane, Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito as marquee signings this summer, with Guardiola wasting little time in stamping his mark on the squad to get across his ideas and style of play.

While Gabriel is undoubtedly one for the future, he will hope to continue to impress in his homeland before arriving back in England to make an impression and compete for a place in the starting line-up in the second half of the season.

Guardiola has a whole host of options in attack at his disposal, with Sane and Gabriel now joining the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus Navas, Raheem Sterling and Samir Nasri amongst others fighting for a spot behind the main striker.

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