Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus signs contract extension

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2023.

The Brazil international returned to training on Tuesday after being given an extended holiday following the World Cup.

Jesus failed to score in Russia as Brazil were knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals, but he did find the net 13 times in the Premier League last season as City won the title with a record points total.

Jesus managed seven league goals in his first season (2016/17) before injury prematurely ended his campaign.

The 21-year-old joined City from Brazilian side Palmeiras in January 2017 for an initial fee of £27m.

City manager Pep Guardiola has tended to alternate Jesus with Sergio Aguero in his preferred formation which features a lone striker.

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