Gabriel Jesus signs new contract
By Ric Turner, Fri 03 August 2018 09:24
Brazilian striker commits long term future to the club with deal until 2023
Gabriel Jesus has signed a two-year contract extension, that will see him remain at The Etihad until 2023. The Brazilian international joined City from Palmeiras in 2017 for £24m, and has scored 24 goals in 53 games for the club.
Contract talks were reported to have stalled in March, with negotiations put on hold until after the World Cup, but the striker has now committed his long term future to the club.
Jesus told ManCity.com: "I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me. I can say that it was the best decision I've made in my life to come to Manchester City because whilst I'm here I'm improving as a professional and as a person.
"Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived. Pep had an important role in my signing, but also the Club. City is a huge Club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything. I hope that I can keep making the fans happy."
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost.
“There’s so much variety in his game. I know how much Pep enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years.”