Jesus warns Kelechi: I'm here to conquer you & the worldShare:
Kelechi Iheanacho looks on here as if worried by Gabriel Jesus' arrival at the club.
Gabriel Jesus has warned Kelechi Iheanacho that he hopes to conquer Manchester City and the world, following his switch to the Etihad Stadium this month.
Jesus was signed by City last summer, but only joined up with the Premier League side this month following his £27million move from Palmeiras.
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The Brazil international has been working on his fitness following his arrival, and will be hoping to stake a claim for a regular spot when he gets up to speed.
The 19-year old has already taken to social media to outlay his plans.
“I'm going to be one of the favelados (translates to slums-dweller) that will conquer the world, I'll be my mother's cause for so much pride,” he wrote on Instagram.
He was making reference to the fact that he grew up in the Sao Paulo favelas before making his name in Brazilian football.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said of Jesus ahead of City's 5-0 FA Cup win over West Ham: “He was three weeks or one month off on holidays but he played two friendly games. He rested, he needed that [after his season in Brazil].
“He has made two training sessions - this afternoon he will make his first training session with the team.
“We are delighted he is here and what we are looking for is for him to settle as soon as possible.
“Try to help him to be happy here. To have a good connection with his team-mates. The process to understand and play in the league needs time.
“Hopefully he can do what he is with the national team of Brazil, his old club, playing in front and help us to score the goals which is his big value.”
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