Philippe Coutinho has backed incoming Manchester City winger Gabriel Jesus to thrive in the Premier League.
“Gabriel is a superb player, he won’t have any difficulty to adapt to England,” the Liverpool man said after Brazil’s 5-0 win over Bolivia.
“He is physically strong and very agile. He has all the characteristics to succeed in the premier league. Jesus is a crack, he will be a huge hit in English football without any doubt.”
Jesus admitted that he has been thinking about taking the leap from Serie A in Brazil – where he heads the goalscoring chart alongside veteran ex-City star Robinho – to the Premier League.
And the fact that Fernandinho was recalled to the squad following the sacking of former manager Dunga, has helped him in that regard.
“I plan to have the best knowledge possible about Manchester, to facilitate my arrival, so we talk about what is important to me,” said the Brazil number nine, who is his country’s joint top scorer with Neymar in qualification with three goals in nine games.
“I want to know more about the the club, the city, everything. I know it will be a shock to me moving there, but Fernandinho is a friend and teammate.”