Manchester City have officially announced that forward Gabriel Jesus has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2023.
At just 21-years-old, Jesus is one of the best young players in the world, and upon making his debut for the blues in January 2017 has gone from strength to strength in order to become a vital player for both City and his country Brazil.
Scoring 24 goals in 53 games for City, the forward is only likely to improve as he matures, meaning that tying him down to a new deal was hugely important.
The Brazilian admits he is pleased to have signed a new deal at the club, and says he thinks there is no better place for him to be in order to improve as a player.
Speaking on the official Manchester City website ManCity.com, Jesus said: “I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me. 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.”
City’s director of Football Txiki Begiristain also praised the move, saying: “Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost.
“There’s so much variety in his game. I know how much Pep enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years.”