Pep Guardiola hoping new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus can play against Tottenham
MANCHESTER City manager Pep Guardiola wants to provide his club with a much-needed boost by naming new Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus to his squad for Saturday’s meeting with Tottenham.
22:30, Wed, Jan 18, 2017
And there could also be a recall for captain Vincent Kompany as Guardiola tries to revive the club after last weekend’s demoralising 4-0 defeat at Everton.
The paperwork revolving around Jesus’s £27million transfer to the Etihad should be completed today (THUS) after delays caused at the FA’s end.
Pep Guardiola wants to give Gabriel Jesus his debut against Tottenham
Gabriel Jesus's paperwork should be completed tomorrow
And he will most likely be named on the bench at the Etihad as City look for what would be a vital win against one of their main contenders for a top-four finish.
Kompany was ruled fit, after a two-month lay-off with a knee problem, last weekend only for Guardiola to leave him out of his match-day squad, a move that backfired as City let in four.
But he is more likely to be involved this Saturday after Guardiola has seen the injury-plagued veteran get another week’s training under his belt.
With Kompany hacking been injured 35 times during his City career, Guardiola has stressed the need to re-introduce him into first team affairs slowly in an attempt to avoid further breakdowns.
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