Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City New Boy Can Become a Premier League Stallion

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City New Boy Can Become a Premier League Stallion

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CITY bought 'a horse' when they stumped up Pounds 27m for Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus.

But Blues fans need not worry - the national team coach Tite was talking more about a thoroughbred stallion than a brewer's nag when he was describing the precocious 19-year-old.

Tite boosted the Olympic gold medal winner from that under-23 team into the senior squad after being appointed, and has been rewarded with four goals in four World Cup qualifiers from Jesus.

And that promotion came after the teenager gave his experienced centre-backs Gil and Felipe more than he bargained for when he was in charge of Corinthians.

"When we came to play against Palmeiras, I said, 'It's impossible that he beats my two defenders, Gil and Felipe, for speed," Tite said.

"What does this guy have! …

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