Gabriel Jesus' friends & family denied re-entry to UK over visa issues
Friends and family of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus were turned away from Heathrow airport in January after their travel visas had lapsed.
Jesus has relied upon his close inner circle to help him adapt to life in England since completing a £27 million from Palmeiras in January 2017.
The striker's brother, Felipe, and two friends, Higor Braga and Fabio Lucio, live with Jesus in an exclusive apartment block in Manchester city centre.
And while Jesus impressed fans with his performances on the pitch, his friends quickly earned cult status thanks to their exploits on Instagram.
Back in December, they were special guests at a City event held in Sao Paulo, where the club's Brazilian fans watched the 4-1 victory against Tottenham.
But they were denied re-entry to the United Kingdom last month after attempting to return following Brazil's holiday period.
They were made to return to Brazil as the initial visas they had used to stay in the UK had expired, and it is believed they are now applying for study visas, which are yet to be finalised by the Home Office. It is believed City are helping with the process.