Striker Gabriel Jesus targeting trophies with Manchester City

Gabriel Jesus scores

The Brazilian forward is set to join up with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City squad this January.

Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus has his eyes firmly set on winning trophies with Manchester City, when the Brazilian links up with his new club in January, according to comments on the club's official website.

The 19 year-old told journalists, via the City website, that he wanted to continue the trend of winning trophies in England, like he has done in his native land of Brazil.

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The Brazilian helped Palmeiras toward winning their first domestic league title in 22 years, which was confirmed by a 1-0 win over Chapecoense - with a game to spare.

Their latest crown was a record ninth league title for Alviverde, but now 'Gabigol' has switched his attention to life in the English top-flight, specifically with a eye of further honours with The Citizens.

Jesus is quoted by the City website as telling reporters: "Here in Brazil I got the habit of winning titles. Now I hope there are many more to celebrate in the future."

Gabriel Jesus signed a five-year deal with Manchester City in August with a fee in the region of £27m according to the Guardian, remaining in Brazil until the conclusion of the domestic season in South America.

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The striker then shot to prominence when the 19 year-old was a regular fixture in Rogério Micale's starting XI for Brazil, during this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Making five appearances for Seleçao during their home games, Jesus scored against Denmark in their group game, before notching a brace versus Honduras in the semi-final.

The striker was instrumental in Brazil's gold medal, as memories of 7-1 humbling to Germany were partially erased with victory - which the fans would have been demanding before the Olympic tournament began.

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Jesus made his senior debut in a 2018 World Cup qualifier versus Ecuador, scoring twice and assisting Brazil's third. At domestic level, Jesus has scored 16 times in 45 appearances for Palmeiras.

Adept in a striking role, the Brazilian is also a capable winger with electric pace and finishes. With Kun Agüero Pep Guardiola's number one striker, it is in the wide areas that Gabriel Jesus could perhaps slot in, with the erratic form of both Nolito and David Silva.

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