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What an introduction to life in English football it was for Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian forward officially joined Manchester City in January and immediately began to make an impact.

He scored seven goals in 10 appearances, assisting a further four and creating a chance per game, and he registered a fine pass completion rate of 81 per cent.

For a 20-year-old adapting to life in a new country in one of the world’s most demanding leagues, those are remarkable statistics.

But it wasn’t just his raw numbers that impressed. Jesus is a player with wonderful ability, who can score jaw-dropping goals and produce moments of individual brilliance that leave defenders bamboozled.

A drop of the shoulder or neat flick is all it takes for Jesus to create a yard of space and watching his development over the next few years is going to be fascinating.

Take a look at his 2016/17 season highlights – including his excellent final-day goal away at Watford – via the video above.