Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BRAZIL-IANT ; THE 'NEW NEYMAR' JOINS CITY AS THEY SPLASH OUT Pounds 64M IN 24 HOURS...AND THERE'S MORE TO COME

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BRAZIL-IANT ; THE 'NEW NEYMAR' JOINS CITY AS THEY SPLASH OUT Pounds 64M IN 24 HOURS...AND THERE'S MORE TO COME

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GABRIEL Jesus is relishing the chance to link up with Pep Guardiola after City took their spending to Pounds 64m in 24 hours.

The Blues saw off competition from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to land the 19-year-old Brazilian - who has been hailed as the 'new Neymar'.

He will join the club in December after the end of current club Palmeiras' league campaign in Brazil.

Guardiola was again crucial to the Pounds 27m capture, with Jesus revealing a phone call from the Blues boss last week proved decisive.

"Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world so I'm really pleased to sign," said Jesus, whose signing follows a day after Leroy Sane's Pounds 37m capture.

"We have many great talents in the team and a fantastic manager in Pep Guardiola that I can learn so much from.

"I'm looking forward to showing the City fans what I can do and I think we'll have a great future together! …

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