Manchester City set to sign Brazilian forward for £28m

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According to reports, Manchester City are on the brink of signing highly rated 19-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, who currently plays for Palmeiras.

Reports claim that Pep Guardiola has already spoken to the player about the move and will be securing his services soon.

Gabriel Jesus is currently one of Brazil’s top young players, he is currently the Brazilian divisions top scorer having scored the most goals in 2016.

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It is understood that a £28m bid has been made and with Guardiola having convinced the player that England is the best place for him to be, he could be making the switch to the Etihad.

According to Globo, Guardiola spoke to Gabriel Jesus for around 15 minuted and they went on to claim that “Gabriel Jesus side informed City his wish to stay at Palmeiras until ‘at least’ January 2017. The English club’s reply was positive.”

These suggestions are backed up by recent reports from UOL Esporte, that claims a deal will be kept on ice with Palmeiras top of the table and looking to maintain their position.