Thursday April 8 2021
'Icardi and Zanetti were jealous of Gabigol'

Agent Wagner Ribeiro said former Inter striker Gabriel Barbosa failed at San Siro because of Mauro Icardi and Javier Zanetti. ‘They were jealous’.

Gabigol has returned to form after his return to Brazil, where he helped Flamengo pick up the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years.

But he never managed to convince at Inter, scoring one goal in 10 games, and moved on a permanent deal to Flamengo in January 2020.

“He arrived at Inter and they had a big party in a theatre,” Ribeiro told Uol Esporte. “All in black ties.

“A much bigger party than the one made for Kaka. This caused jealousy on the part of Javier Zanetti, now the Vice-President of the club, and of Mauro Icardi.

“The two Argentines were jealous of him. He went to Portugal and didn’t explode. He returned to Santos and was the top goalscorer, something he repeated at Flamengo.”

And the agent doesn’t believe the Brazilian did something wrong at Inter.

“No, Gabriel is a super humble person.”