NEWS
Thursday November 23 2017
Gabigol pushes for Brazil return

Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa is reportedly pushing to return to Brazil, though the club want to send him to Jiangsu Suning.

The striker joined the Nerazzurri from Santos for a fee totalling €33.5m in the summer of 2016, but he didn’t make a single Serie A start and scored just once.

After failing to convince new Coach Luciano Spalletti in pre-season, the Brazilian, who is known as Gabigol, went on loan to Benfica.

However, he has played just 26 minutes in two substitute appearances so far, and this week it was reported that his relationship with the club has totally broken down, so he’ll return to San Siro in January.

There’s no place for the 21-year-old in the Beneamata squad, so owners Suning Group wanted to send him to Jiangsu Suning, the club they own in the Chinese Super League.

According to UoL Esporte though, Gabigol isn’t keen on moving to the Far East, and he’s pushing for a return to his homeland.

Santos, Sao Paulo, Flamengo and Cruzeiro are all thought to be interested, but they’d have to find an agreement with Inter, who don’t want to take a huge loss on Gabigol.