London: Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus Friday signed a two-year contract extension with reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City.
“I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me,” he told the club website.
“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 (Guardiola) had an important role in my signing, but also the club,” he added.
“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.” Jesus scored 24 goals in 53 appearances since arriving from Palmeiras in January last year and will now stay at the EPL club till 2023.
The Brazil international didn’t had the best of the World Cup in Russia as he failed to score a single. Brazil eventually were knocked out after their quarterfinal loss to Belgium. Jesus also failed to find the back of the net 13 times in the EPL last season. He returned to training Tuesday after being given an extended holiday following the World Cup.