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Gabriel Jesus: In quotes

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus has attracted a lot of attention during his short career and plenty of prominent figures in the game have had their say on his talent.

The young Brazil striker is set to start work at the City Football Academy and according to many of the biggest names in world football; City fans should be excited.

Pep Guardiola

The Manchester City manager said: “I am sure he is going to help us, not just this season but in the future of this club. From my point of view, I just want to help him, to build him.

“He will arrive with Fernandinho and Fernando and the other Brazilian players to help him to adjust and adapt as soon as possible.”


The Brazil legend said: “I'm a fan of Gabriel as I look at him and see myself when I was younger. I see many similarities between us.

"He is young and is already very successful with a lot of responsibility. He has a footballing career ahead of him and is already delighting us with what he does."

Txiki Begiristain

City’s director of football said: “He is one of the most exciting young prospects in world football and plays the game in a spectacular way.”

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The Brazil coach said: “His turn of pace, his ten-metre sprints, they’re very strong.

“The only thing I put to him: don’t let up on the marking, don’t commit fouls, and don’t be shy of getting the ball and going at your man, because of the force he has. He’s a horse. He’s a very strong animal.”

Tim Vickery

The renowned BBC journalist in Brazil said: “He’s a very exciting striker. He has the full repertoire of tricks and he’s a goalscorer. He’s really come into his own when used close to goal at Palmeiras.”

Ze Roberto

The Palmeiras midfielder and former Bayern Munich star said: “He's the best player I've seen come through the ranks in Brazil since I returned from Germany in 2006.

"I've seen a lot of players come through. But Gabriel Jesus is different. He has some spectacular talents.”

Gabriel Jesus

Ahead of his move, the 19-year-old said: "I know how amazing this opportunity is and how important it is for my career, but I am keeping my head cool.

“That's how my family taught me to be. I am not a flashy guy and things will not change now. City are a great club and have a fantastic manager in Guardiola. I can't wait to work with him.”

Welcome, Gabriel!

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