Tuesday January 8 2019
Flamengo favourites for Gabigol

Flamengo are the favourites to sign Inter striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa on loan, as he was reportedly turned down for a West Ham work permit.

The 22-year-old was signed from Santos for €29.5m in the summer of 2016.

He made little impact at San Siro, then on loan to Benfica, but rediscovered his confidence back at Santos over the last 12 months.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Gabigol is more likely to remain in Brazil with a loan deal for Flamengo.

The Hammers were prepared to buy him outright, but reportedly struggled to get him a work permit.

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