Gabriel Jesus signs new deal


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Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has signed a new deal which will keep him with the Premier
League champions until 2023.

The 21-year-old has returned to training after an extended break following the World Cup in Russia and has immediately sorted his long-term future with the club which he joined in 2017 from Palmeiras.

He scored seven goals in his first season at the Etihad Stadium, a campaign blighted by injury but scored 17 in all competitions last season as City stormed to the Premier League title and also won the EFL Cup.

Jesus said in a statement: “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. Pep had an important role in my signing, but also the club.

“City is a huge club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything. I hope that I can keep making the fans happy.”

The striker played in all of Brazil’s games in Russia where they reached the World Cup quarter-finals before being beaten by Belgium.

City have been in the United States on a pre-season tour but are now back as preparations for the new season continue.

As title winners, City are in action on Sunday when they play last season’s FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.

They then start the new season the following Sunday, away to Arsenal where they are 2.20 to win with the Gunners 3.20 and the draw 3.60. City are 1.67 to win the title for the second season in a row.

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