Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Move Nothing to Do with Olympic Form - Jesus

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Move Nothing to Do with Olympic Form - Jesus

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NEW City signing Gabriel Jesus has rejected any suggestion that his recent move has damaged his form for Brazil at the Rio Olympics.

The youngster's move to the Etihad Stadium was confirmed last week , but he isn't due in Manchester until January after the conclusion of the Brazilian league championship.

In the meantime, he's representing his country at the Olympics - but things aren't going to plan for the host nation.

Two 0-0 draws with South Africa and Iraq have been met with boos from spectators.

Jesus has had chances, including one bad miss against South Africa in particular , but he insists that he isn't suffering from transfer distractions.

"No, the move to City has nothing to do with it," said Jesus.

"When I was in Palmeiras I was asked that question, too. …

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