Iheanacho welcomes Jesus to Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho has not yet greeted new Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus , but he ’ s already witnessed his goalscoring instincts first hand.
Jesus arrived in Manchester on Tuesday to begin his City career having signed for the club in the summer , remaining in Brazil to finish the league season with Palmeiras , according to Goal .
The 19 - year- old contributed 12 goals as his boyhood club won the title for the first time in over 20 years , while he has scored five goals in six games for his country and two at last summer ’ s Olympic Under - 23 tournament .
But his first goal while representing Brazil came in the 2015 Under - 20 World Cup in New Zealand . There were just four minutes on the clock when Jesus found space in the box to prod home, backing up Pep Guardiola ’ s claim that he , like Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero , can ‘ sense ’ goals.
Iheanacho was on the opposite team that day as Nigeria lost 4 - 2 to the eventual finalists , and he saw enough to get him excited about his new team- mate’ s potential.
“ I haven ’ t met him but I think I played with him in the Under - 20 World Cup , against Brazil , it was our first game , ” the Nigerian said after City drew with Celtic in December . “ He ’ s a great kid , he ’ s a great striker , he has great qualities , he was a great player.
“ What we need is to help our club. We need everybody , both the people coming in and the people here , to carry the team along . It’ s a collective effort , it’ s not a one - man show, we need everybody around . He is my team- mate now so we see him as one . ”
Senior figures at City have indicated that Jesus will be the only new arrival at the club this January , although Goal understands a number of options, including full - backs and a central midfielder , are being considered .
Guardiola himself has said he would like to sign at least a full - back , and Iheanacho admits the Catalan needs to sign more players who can carry out his demands , like Jesus .
“ I ’ m going to be happy to see him playing with us , ” the Nigerian added. “ As I said before , it’ s a collective effort and the manager needs to bring his players to help us achieve our dreams this season . ”

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