Pep Guardiola Receives Boost Ahead Of Tottenham Clash As Gabriel Jesus Is Cleared To Play


Ekun Samuel, 20 January 2017
Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain said of their new star Man: "Gabriel is a technically gifted player who was chased by some of Europe's biggest clubs so we are delighted he decided to join City. "He has the potential to become one of the best attacking players in the game and we looked forward to watching him develop further here in Manchester. "With Pep Guardiola as manager and the squad we already have here, Jesus has the perfect platform to reach his full potential." Gabriel Jesus was signed from Palmeiras last August for £27m and was loaned back to Palmeiras as England FA kept investing a third-party ownership of the player as well as work permit issue. The 19 year old won the Brazilian Championship last December but wasn't eligible to play as his work permit and third-party issue was still niggling. The FA has gone ahead and and sort out the issues of the Brazilian wizkid. Manchester City lies ten point behind League leaders Chelsea, and Gabriel Jesus has vowed to restore his new team to winning ways after their recent slumped to the title chase which Pep Guardiola sees it as almost impossible task to win the League this season. Gabriel will definitely add new life blood and grease to Pep's team as competition for place will increase. With Guardiola not happy with his team's conversion rate, he will be in a hurry to introduce Gabriel into his team, as the Brazilian has been training with City for two weeks. "My dream in a City shirt is to win titles, to be happy and to make all Manchester City's fans happy too," he said. "It is a club that is used to winning and I've come here to help and win titles. "Pep Guardiola was the only manager who called me personally so I was very pleased. He said he'd really like me to come, that I'd help the club a lot, help my team-mates. From that point I chose Manchester. I got it into my head that I was coming here to help and learn a lot. "Given the manager he is and everything he's done, his intelligence, my desire is to work with him and learn more from him every day, as well as from the other players in the squad. "One thing I've noticed is that, like me, Pep's mad about football. He lives football 24 hours a day. I'm like that too. When I'm not playing, I'm watching, or playing a video game, doing something linked to football. This is very important, that I'm the same as him and I hope to learn." Manchester City face Tottenham Hotspur in the League tomorrow, and Gabriel is well prepared to launch into his new side to effect the desired change Guardiola needs. Who should give way for Gabriel; Kevin Debruyne, Silva or Raheem Sterling?