8/3/2018 1:26:48 PM (GMT+3)

Man City extends Gabriel contract till 2023

Man City extends Gabriel contract till 2023

NEW DELHI: Gabriel Jesus has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City that will keep him at the club until 2023.

Widely regarded as one of the finest young talents, he officially joined in January, 2017 and has since scored 24 goals in 53 games, playing a significant role in Premier League and Carabao Cup successes last season.

"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,” Gabriel said on the club’s website.

He is thrilled to have penned a new deal as he felt has offered him the best possible environment for improvement.

"Thanks to the club for being so organised and focused since I arrived. Pep had an important role in my signing. City is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything. I hope that I can keep making the fans happy,” he added.

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain also welcomed the club’s decision to extend Gabriel’s contract.

“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,” said Begiristain.