Gabriel Jesus has come very close to confirming his rumoured move to Manchester City tonight, during his press conference for the Brazil Olympic squad.
Thought he didn’t specifically name his next destination, members of press in attendance agreed that the implications were that he’s off to Manchester. The Brazilian wonderkid said:
“My family, my friends, my agent, they all know at which club I have decided to go. My transfer is on the right track to be completed.
“With all due respect to you, I won’t reveal my next destination, it’s not the right time. My full concentration is on the Seleção.”
FOX Sports in Brazil went as far as to label it a ‘done deal’.
BREAKING NEWS: Em entrevista, Gabriel Jesus admite estar com tudo acertado com o Manchester City.
— FOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSports_br) July 28, 2016
If City can get this deal over the line, they may have landed the next great Brazilian footballer. Gabriel Jesus and Gabigol, who it is thought is heading to Juventus, are the most promising attacking talents coming out of the football hotbed, and Gabriel Jesus is a fan favourite among those who see him as a throwback to the great Brazilian entertainers of years gone by.
Take look at Gabriel Jesus in action: