Friday April 6 2018
Gabigol struggling at Santos

Reports in Brazil state Gabriel Barbosa has fallen down the pecking order at Santos, following his loan move from Inter.

The Nerazzurri paid a total of €33.5m to take the striker to San Siro in the summer of 2016, but he failed to make a single Serie A start, scoring only once.

After a failed loan spell with Benfica, the Brazilian international returned to his former club in January and scored four goals in his first four games.

Now though he has gone five games without scoring, and UOL Esporte believes Coach Jair Ventura now prefers other players.

Gabigol is now said to be being Eduardo Sasha, Rodrygo and Arthur Gomes in the pecking order.

He’s on loan with Santos until the end of this year, but is under contract with Inter until June 30, 2021.