Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa has confirmed his move to Flamengo on a one-year loan.
Gabigol tweeted a video of himself playing Pro Evolution Soccer as Flamengo, scoring a goal and celebrating, although the club have yet to comment on his arrival.
Globo Esporte reports the 22-year-old has signed for Flamengo on loan until December, with the Rubro-Negro only paying his Inter salary in full.
Furthermore, the Nerazzurri will not have first refusal on the attacker, while they will owe Flamengo 5 percent of the transfer fee if they sell him this summer.
Finally, the Beneamata would have to reimburse the Brazilian side the wages they paid out if they decide to recall the former Santos starlet.
Gabigol had also been linked with West Ham United, but the Premier League club were reportedly unable to obtain a work permit.
Sabe aquela brincadeira que só acontece no vídeo game ou em sonho:— Gabriel Barbosa (@gabigol) January 9, 2019
”Um dia eu vou jogar no Mengão, no Maraca lotado, com toda aquela nação gritando meu nome!”
Meu sonho agora é realidade.
Eu sou jogador do @Flamengo!
Tamo junto Nação!