Gabriel Jesus has extended his Manchester City contract until 2023, saying his move to the Etihad Stadium as “The best decision” of his life.
The Brazil forward's new contract adds two more years to his previous deal, with Jesus having joined City in January 2017.
The reigning Premier League champions set a new club transfer record by splashing out £60million to recruit Riyad Mahrez from Leicester this summer and will consider securing Jesus on new terms another vital boost.
“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,” Jesus told the club’s official website.
“I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me.
“Also thanks to the club for being so organised and focused since I arrived.
“(Manager) Pep (Guardiola) 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.”
The Brazil star has hit 24 goals in 53 matches since his January 2017 arrival at City, leaving director of football Txiki Begiristain purring over the 21-year-old’s new contract.
FIVE more years for our Brazilian boy, ?? @gabrieljesus33! #mancity pic.twitter.com/JRfYl8mOye
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 3, 2018
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