Citizens clinch deal for Brazilian teen

Manchester City have confirmed their second signing in the space of 24 hours with the capture of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras.

The 19-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with City until 2021, but will remain with the Alviverde until December to complete the season.

New Citizens boss Pep Guardiola bolstered his attacking options on Tuesday with the acquisition of Leroy Sane from Schalke, and Jesus becomes the Spaniard's sixth off-season signing since replacing Manuel Pellegrini at the helm.

The Brazil international, who will represent his country at the 2016 Olympic Games on home soil this month, is regarded highly in his homeland and was named Best Newcomer in their domestic league last year.

"We are delighted that Gabriel has chosen to join us," City director of football Txiki Begiristain told the club's official website.

"He is one of the most exciting young prospects in world football and plays the game in a spectacular way. We look forward to him making a big impact at Manchester City."

Jesus added: "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, who I can learn so much from. I'm looking forward to showing the City fans what I can do."

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