Gabriel Jesus completes Manchester City move

Manchester City have officially confirmed the arrival of Brazil international Gabriel Jesus, and the teenager says he is ready to 'win titles' at the Etihad.

The 19-year-old agreed to join the Citizens back in August when manager Pep Guardiola first arrived, which was said to be the key factor behind his decision to join the English Premier League side on a lucrative five-year contract.

However, Jesus was allowed to remain with Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Palmeiras until the end of their league campaign, where his 12 goals in 26 starts led Alviverde to their first league title in 22 years – with a game to spare.

Now as he joins a City side who are struggling for form and endured an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park last Sunday, the forward says he is ready to contribute and 'make the fans happy.'

"I want to win titles and Manchester City are a club that are used to winning," Jesus told the club's official website. 

"City are a club that always compete for the title in the competitions it enters, so that was an important factor.

"My dream in a City shirt is to win titles, to be happy and to make all of Manchester City's fans happy too.

"And because of the manager, Pep Guardiola, and the squad."

The club's director of football Txiki Begiristain heaped praise on the £27 million signing upon his arrival, claiming he has the potential to be the one of the best fowards in the world.

"Gabriel is a technically gifted player who was chased by some of Europe's biggest clubs and we are delighted he decided to join City," he said.

"He has the potential to become one of the best attacking players in the game and we look forward to watching him develop further here in Manchester.

"I think with Guardiola as manager and the squad we already have here, Jesus has the perfect platform to reach his full potential."

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