Gabriel Barbosa is a 21 year old Brazilian striker who is one of the hottest prospects in World football. He signed in 2016 for Flamengo who saw off competition from a number of the biggest clubs in Europe. Barbosa was superb for Santos in Brazil scoring 24 goals in 83 games before making the move to Italy.
- 2016: Santos to Inter Milan for £26.55 million
- 2020: Inter Milan to Flamengo for £15.71 million
Gabriel Barbosa Almeida is also known as “Gabigol,” is a Brazilian footballer who also plays for their national team since 2011 in the different age groups. His first call-up to the senior group was in 2016 when he had to replace Neymar after being suspended in the World Cup Qualifier. He plays only in one position – as a forward and is very good at it. In this article, we will review the transfer odds and rumours regarding Barbosa.
Latest Gabriel Barbosa Transfer News and Football Whispers
Gabriel Barbosa came up in the Santos youth teams and joined their senior team in 2013. For the three years he was with them, Barbosa appeared in one hundred and thirty matches, scored forty-one goals, and even scored the team's 12,000th goal. Many clubs (most are mentioned below) had an eye out for Barbosa when he played for Santos, but no deals were made until August.
- Leicester City made a £23 million offer for the Brazilian winger in 2016.
- Manchester United’s boss Mourinho wanted to complete a £30 million deal for Barbosa in 2016.
- Inter Milan was interested in signing Gabriel Barbosa among other transfer targets.
- Chelsea offered £25.7 million, but Barbosa rejected the offer because he wanted more experience.
- Juventus offered €20 million for Barbosa in the summer of 2016.
- CSKA Moscow offered €15 million in 2015.
Barbosa's first transfer was to Inter Milan in 2016. The contract was signed during the summer transfer window for five years, and it was worth £26.55 million. Gabriel scored his first and only goal for Milan in February 2017 in a match against Bologna. He appeared in nine matches before Inter decided to loan him to Benfica for a season, which cost the Portuguese club €1.70 million. He wasn't very active on the field for Benfica before his time with the club ended. After this, Gabriel was loaned out again, but this time to his former club Santos. The loan cost the Brazilian team €1.70 million, and he played for them for one year scoring twenty-two goals in forty-three appearances. In 2019, for a third time, Inter Milan decided to loan Barbosa, but this time to another Brazilian club – Flamengo. While he was on load to the three teams we mentioned, several teams expressed interest in the footballer, and numerous transfer rumours arose:
- Sporting CP
- VfB Stuttgart
- UD Las Palmas
- West Ham United
In 2020, Flamengo decided to buy Barbosa for £15.71 million, and his contract will expire in December 2024. Since joining the club, Barbosa appeared in nineteen matches and scored six goals. There isn't any gossip that the player will change teams any time soon, and there is still a long time before his contract ends, so we can only wait and monitor his progress. If any interesting news regarding Gabriel Barbosa and a possible transfer surfaces, we will be sure to update you on the situation.