Gabriel Jesus is planning for the future

Sat 06 February 2021 | 17:37

The South American striker started his career with the Coppa Libertadores' new winners and intends to return to his steps.

Gabriel Jesus

plans to live away from

Manchester City

while eager to start another chapter at


before retiring.

Jesus began his professional career with


he newly-crowned

Coppa Libertadores

winners, scoring 28 goals in 83 appearances for the club.

These efforts were enough for him to go to England with a large sum of money, with City swooping for his services in 2016- while he prepares for the Olympics that would lead to a gold medal.

Transfer to Etihad Stadium was delayed until January 2017, which allowed him to spend a domestic season in his homeland, and a retracing of those steps is in the pipeline.

"I had been a professional for only two seasons in Brazil,

" Jesus said.

"At the Olympics, when the deal came through, I had this feeling of leaving a beautiful story behind – of giving something back to Palmeiras, you know? The club invested so much in me and I wanted them to feel all the love that I still have in return.

"So, I asked to be with them until the end of the Brazilian season because I wanted to be a Brasileirao champion with that squad, with my friends.

"To be honest, I feel that this was just one chapter of my story with Palmeiras. There will be more in the future."

For now, Jesus is focused on doing his best as a City striker.

He has scored 74  goals in 171 games for the club, of which only seven goals have been scored this season, and South American admits he needs to work harder in his final days.







source: SportMob