Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus has finally received clearance to play for City and could get his debut this weekend when Manchester City take on Tottenham on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.
Jesus’ was signed from Brazilian club Palmeiras in the summer for a fee of twenty seven million euros but was allowed to remain in Brazil till the end of the season. Jesus chipped in with 12 goals and 5 assists as the Sao Paulo side won the championship for the first time in 22 years.
His performances earned him a call up to the Brazilian national team with whom he has scored five goals in his first six appearances. An impressive display at the Olympics followed as Brazil clinched the gold medal.
The worry for Iheanancho and perhaps Aguero as well is that the 19-year-old’s preferred position is at centre forward although he is able to play anywhere across the front. City’s struggles this season have been in defence more than anything but there is no doubt that Jesus’ arrival offers Guardiola a valuable option.