Manchester city signed 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus for a reported £27 million from Palmeiras this summer but he remained with the Sao Paulo club on loan, winning the league championship with the Brazilian club.
The Brazilian has been cleared to play by the FA on Saturday against Tottenham. Manager Pep Guardiola will be looking for a boost to a squad that has lost four of their last eight in the Premier League. Will Jesus be a divine intervention? Probably not. The Brazilian arrived in England to make his debut against Everton last week but was not cleared by the FA. A childhood friend of Jesus, Rudolfo, has been in contact with the star striker via WhatsApp and has revealed that he had his first English lesson last week and that he is not “wrapping up to warm,” in an attempt to acclimatize to the cold British winter.
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Gabriel Jesus spent the first half of the European season in Brazil. Here he is playing in a charity match for the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash.
Gabriel has been brought on as an eventual replacement to Sergio Aguero who plans to leave after next season to return to his boyhood club Independiente, a plan that has not been changed as of this morning.