- Gabriel Jesus has extended his contract with Manchester City by two years
- The Brazil star represented his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where he created just one assist in five matches
- He will now earn 100,000-a-week as his deal with the club expires in the summer of 2023
Brazil superstar Gabriel Jesus has signed a two year contract extension with Premier League champions Manchester City until the summer of 2023.
The 21-year-old joined the Citizens from Brazil topflight side Palmeiras in a four year deal worth €32 million in January 2017.
His new contract will see him earn £100, 000 a week as against the £70, 000 he earned at his arrival last year.
The Brazilian striker has made appearances for Pep Gaurdiola's side and scored 24 goals in the process.
He scored the last goal that helped his side reached a 100 points in the last EPL campaign - a feat that made the Etihad Stadium outfit the first club to reach that figure.
Reacting to his new deal, Gabriel told ManCity official website that: "I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me.
"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.
"Also thanks to the Club for being so organised and focused since I arrived. Pep 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."
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: "Gabriel is undoubtedly one of the best young forwards in world football, so to have him commit his future to us is a huge boost.
"There’s so much variety in his game. I know how much Pep enjoys working with him and I am really looking forward to watching his development in the coming years."
Everyone at City would like to congratulate Gabriel on signing his new contract and we wish him all the very best during his time here.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Pep Guardiola's side came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Bayern Munich 3-2 in their final pre-season match.
The Bavarians came out smoking as 19-year-old Meritan Shabani headed home a pin-point cross from Rafinha to make it 1-0.
Veteran winger Arjen Robben made it 2-0 after controlling a long pass with the side of his left-boot before applying the finish beyond Claudio Bravo.
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