West Ham United were reportedly interested in the prolific striker's services.
A player West Ham United have been linked with over the past few weeks has officially made a decision on his future.
Though the Brazilian's previous time in Europe was not particularly fruitful, with one goal apiece for Inter Milan and Benfica (Transfermarkt), his quality has been on show back in Brazil, first at Santos and then at Flamengo.
However, Gabigol's apparent priority was to remain at Flamengo, and it has now been officially confirmed that the Brazilian side has signed him from Inter on a fee reported by ESPN as being €20million (around £17million).
South American football expert Tim Vickery slated Gabigol last week for allegedly thinking West Ham were "too small" for him, in conversation with talkSPORT.
"(Inter) haven’t had an offer from a big European club. He’s 23, he failed absolutely dismally in Europe with Benfica and Inter," Vickery told Hawksbee and Jacobs (22 January, 3pm).
"What was coming out in Brazil was he thought the club (West Ham) were too small for him. And if he’s thinking that, he’s an idiot because he’s very unlikely to get a big European club now - you know, one of the giants.
"But a club of the stature of West Ham, who have a magnificent history in their own right, you do well there and then you’ve proved yourself in Europe and one of the bigger European clubs might well be interested in you."
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