Gabriel Jesus is Manchester City’s New Brazilian Star

You might ask, who is the 19-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, who can play both up top leading the line as a center-forward or on either flank as a winger.

Gabriel Jesus is the new gen of players that Joseph Guardiola and the Manchester City management spent most of their first transfer window together trying to bring new talent. Read more on Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus joined the squad, but spent the first half of the European season helping Palmeiras to their first Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A title. It had been more than 22 years since Palmeiras has won that title. They can thank Jesus.

Who is Gabriel Jesus?

Gabriel Jesus started out as a street and amateur level player, mostly plying his trade for Anhanguera. In 2013 he moved to the Palmeiras at the age of 16. There, he started in their youth ranks by joining their U-17 team. Although, he was promoted to the first team after dominating two seasons. From there, his talents were noticed, considering him the next hot Brazilian footballing commodity and arguably the biggest since Neymar.

What’s his Style of Play?

Jesus is an uncompromising all-round forward. He is a driving force who is always looking to get the ball forward. He knows how to cause danger to the opposition with his deep runs. His dribbling abilities, and his keenness to link up with his teammates uncompromising. Plus Gabriel on field play is filled with intelligent movement and pitch awareness to find pockets. The Brazilian wonder has clever off-the-ball runs that are amazing.

tries to play to his strengths by looking to constantly link up with others and get on the ball where he can use his pace and dribbling abilities to run right at defenses and create promising situations for his team on the offensive end.

What are Gabriel’s Assets?

His most notable strengths are arguably his impressive off-the-ball movement. The next would be Gabriel’s tireless defensive work rate. Despite the past great Brazilian strikers Jesus typifies and closely resembles your modern day forward than his predecessors. He knows how to lure them into his world on the field. He creates room for them to maneuver into as the opposition opens thanks to his astute decoy runs.

The Gabriel Jesus revolution is just beginning and now the that’s slowly taking shape in the blue half of Manchester. But we must thank the man they call ‘the Philosopher’, Josep Guardiola.

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