Wednesday November 21 2018
Santos: ‘Talking to Inter for Gabigol’

Santos President José Carlos Peres confirms talks with Inter to hold on to Gabriel Barbosa - “he wants to stay”.

The Brazilian was a flop with the Nerazzurri, scoring only once and failing to make a single start.

A loan spell with Benfica was also a disaster, so he returned to his first club on a loan deal which expires in January.

Known as Gabigol, the striker is the top scorer in the Brazilian Serie A with 17 goals in 33 games this season.

“We’re talking to the agents and Inter,” Peres told BandSports.

“Santos are doing our best to hold on to him for another season. He’s a lad who grew up in our youth team, he’s a goalscorer, he has an important value and the club recognises that.

“He wants to stay.”

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