Manchester City complete Gabriel Jesus signing
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 19/01/17 11:42am
Manchester City have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras.
The 19-year-old forward is eligible to make his debut against Tottenham on Saturday.
City originally agreed the £27m deal for Jesus in August but the player remained at Palmeiras for the remainder of the Brazilian league season, helping them claim the title in November with a game to spare.
All formalities have now been completed and the teenager could make his debut against Spurs at the Etihad on Saturday, where Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to bounce back from their 4-0 drubbing away to Everton at the weekend.
"I want to win titles and Manchester City is a club that is used to winning," Jesus told the club's official website.
"City is a club that always competes for the title in the competitions it enters, so that was an important factor, and because of the manager, [Pep] Guardiola, and the squad."
The club's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, believes Jesus can fulfil his potential with City.
"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 Pep Guardiola as manager and the squad we already have here, Jesus has the perfect platform to reach his full potential."