West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan flop Gabigol.
Gabriel Barbosa could well be on his way to England in the New Year.
The £29.5 million Inter Milan flop has got his stalling career back on track since returning to former club Santos on loan, scoring 25 goals in 49 games in all competitions while leading the race to be the league’s Golden Boot winner.
But his temporary spell at Santos is set to come to an end in December and, with Inter keen to cash in on a player they signed after he won Olympic gold alongside Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and co in 2016, a switch to England is on the cards.
Marko Arnautovic has thrived since being forced into a centre-forward role during David Moyes’ reign at the London Stadium but, with Javier Hernandez struggling for opportunities under Manuel Pellegrini, Gabriel would give the Chilean tactician more options in attack.
Goal Brazil reported recently that Everton and Crystal Palace have been in touch with Gabriel’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, but it seems West Ham are leading the chase as things stand.
Sport Mediaset add that Santos do not have the funds to sign Gabriel permanently, with the striker himself admitting that he is playing his last few games in Brazil.