Gabriel Jesus doesn't want to irritate Palmeiras fans, and won't speak much about Manchester City until December
Palmeiras and Manchester City had reached an official agreement for the transfer of 19-year-old Brazilian attacker Gabriel Jesus on Wednesday.
He will stay at Palmeiras until the end of the Brazilian Championship, and should arrive at Manchester City in January 2017. According to the player's agent Cristiano Simões, Gabriel Jesus will avoid talking too much about his new club until December, as he doesn't want to irritate the Palmeiras fans. Cristiano Simões said: "Until December, Gabriel Jesus will forget Manchester City. If he speaks a lot about the deal, every time he loses the ball and fails to score a goal, it will be because of City!"
Simões ensures that Gabriel Jesus agrees with this idea, and when the youngster decides something, he hardly changes his mind. It was Gabriel who insisted on staying at Palmeiras until the end of the Brasileirão, as he wanted to be champion and top-scorer of the competition. Gabriel Jesus also turned down an approach from Manchester United because he was clear in his mind about joining City after a conversation with Pep Guardiola. Cristiano Simões added: "What weighed was that he wanted to play for Guardiola and learn things like positioning, tactical schemes, and improve as a player under his command."
According to UOL Esporte, Gabriel Jesus will have two insurance policies around him in the next four months. He's already insured in case of injuries or accidents that might prevent him from playing in the long run. Manchester City are also hiring an insurer in case Gabriel suffer a serious injury, and they're starting to pay monthly salary for the Brazilian striker.