Brazilian footballer Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension with Manchester City

Monday, August 6, 2018

On Friday, English football club Manchester City announced Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus signed a contract extension adding two years to his contract with the club. Jesus's new contract runs until 2023.

File photo of Gabriel Jesus.
Image: Agência Brasil. (CC BY 2.0)

21-year-old Jesus joined Manchester City last year in January 2017 from Brazilian club Palmeiras for a reported fee of £27 million. Since then, the Brazilian has featured in 53 matches for the club in all competitions and has scored 24 goals. During his time at the Etihad Stadium the Brazilian has won the Premier League title as well as the Carabao Cup. Internationally, Jesus made his international debut in 2016 and he was part of the Brazilian squad for this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia but lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals.

After signing the contract extension, Jesus told, "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."

Manchester City's footballing director Txiki Begiristain said, "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 [Guardiola, Man City's manager] enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years."

Jesus was part of the Manchester City squad which won the 2018 Community Shield on Sunday, defeating Chelsea 2–0 at the Wembley Stadium.