Thursday May 3 2018
Gabigol: ‘I want Inter return’

Gabriel Barbosa insists “I’d like to come back” to Inter after his loan at Santos but “to play” this time.

The Brazilian striker joined the Beneamata in the summer of 2016 for a fee which eventually reached €33.5m, but he scored just one goal and didn’t make a single Serie A start.

After a failed loan spell at Benfica earlier this season he was loaned back to Santos, but the 21-year-old doesn’t think his career in Europe is over.

“I learned a lot of things in Europe,” Gabigol told FCInterNews.

“The main difference is that now I’m playing regularly. I feel their confidence in me and I need to play better and see what I can do.

“Inter was a period of learning and growth, both on the pitch and as a man. I learned a lot by playing for the Nerazzurri and living in Milan. I watch Inter’s matches on television.

“I have a desire to come back and prove myself. I really liked the affection of the fans, so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for what they gave me when I was at the club.

“So yes, I’d like to come back. To play. But that will be defined in the future.”