Gabriel Barbosa

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Hi everyone.

Gabriel Barbosa AKA Gabigol came to Inter in 2016/17 and played less than 90 minutes across 10 matches in the entire season, scoring 1 goal. It is worth noting that the 2016/17 season was especially tumultuous for Inter with changes in ownership and 3 coaches coming and going.

Some argue the instability contributed to Barbosa's inability to settle in. However, there were rumors that he was "tactically unintelligent" and all 3 coaches preferred the aging and severely diminished Rodrigo Palacio over Barbosa.

Former coach Frank de Boer later stated Barbosa was lazy in training, went everywhere with an entourage and acted like a superstar.

After a dismal season, for both the player and the club, we sent him on loan to Benfica for the 17/18 season. Gabigol only played 5 times in 6 months amidst further rumors of indiscipline and a falling out with manager Rui Vitoria. After half a season (and a second failed stint in Europe), the clubs agreed to cut his loan short and the player was loaned back to Santos. He had a strong 2018 season, scoring 27 in 53 apps, and was promptly snapped up by Flamengo on loan for the next season.

He exploded at Flamengo and played a starring role in their unprecedented Serie A and Libertadores double. He scored 25 goals in 29 league games, finishing with 43 goals in 59 in all comps, including 2 in the Libertadores final.
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Since the Brasileiro season came to an end in December, there's been a lot of noise regarding his future. The player still has a contract with Inter until 2022.

The two main rumors that have been circulating are:

1) Inter have accepted a €16M + 30% of future sale offer from Flamengo, but Flamengo have been unable to come to an agreement with the player (IMO the most likely scenario)

2) Inter are holding out for a better offer from a European team (IMO newspaper speculation. It's only recently that clubs like Crystal Palace, Chelsea and now Spurs have been linked)

Some Inter fans want the club to give him a chance based on his impressive goalscoring record. However, the vast majority want him sold. I'm with the majority on this one.

Many of us have kept an eye on Gabigol during his time in Brazil. There's no question he has an eye for goal - and this intangible skill is an invaluable asset. But I find there are other considerations that must be taken into account:

The first is that the Brazilian Serie A defense is laughably poor. The second is that, for me, despite his record, he just doesn't pass the eye test. IMO, he has no discernibly special assets. Physically speaking, he's not very fast or strong. Technically speaking, he's average at best.

His positioning does seem pretty good, as he's regularly in place to score tons of tap-ins (a skill which isn't to be taken lightly). His best asset is a good left foot shot.

I know a lot of people have this belief that he's a SS or inside/wide forward. Indeed, when we first signed him, most Inter fans were under the assumption he would play RW in a 4231. Having watched him closely, I believe he is a pure #9. I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest he is capable of playing on the wing. He lacks the pace, the skill and the work rate. He could potentially play in a 2 man attack though.

From the perspective of an Inter fan, it would be great to sell him in January. Naturally, the better the offer, the better for us.

To your Spurs perspective, I feel like it is a massive, massive risk and a puzzling move. I hope the desperation for a Kane replacement doesn't lead to some inadvisable purchases, like Gabigol, or Piatek.
 

BringBack_leGin

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Hi everyone.

Gabriel Barbosa AKA Gabigol came to Inter in 2016/17 and played less than 90 minutes across 10 matches in the entire season, scoring 1 goal. It is worth noting that the 2016/17 season was especially tumultuous for Inter with changes in ownership and 3 coaches coming and going.

Some argue the instability contributed to Barbosa's inability to settle in. However, there were rumors that he was "tactically unintelligent" and all 3 coaches preferred the aging and severely diminished Rodrigo Palacio over Barbosa.

Former coach Frank de Boer later stated Barbosa was lazy in training, went everywhere with an entourage and acted like a superstar.

After a dismal season, for both the player and the club, we sent him on loan to Benfica for the 17/18 season. Gabigol only played 5 times in 6 months amidst further rumors of indiscipline and a falling out with manager Rui Vitoria. After half a season (and a second failed stint in Europe), the clubs agreed to cut his loan short and the player was loaned back to Santos. He had a strong 2018 season, scoring 27 in 53 apps, and was promptly snapped up by Flamengo on loan for the next season.

He exploded at Flamengo and played a starring role in their unprecedented Serie A and Libertadores double. He scored 25 goals in 29 league games, finishing with 43 goals in 59 in all comps, including 2 in the Libertadores final.
____________________________________________

Since the Brasileiro season came to an end in December, there's been a lot of noise regarding his future. The player still has a contract with Inter until 2022.

The two main rumors that have been circulating are:

1) Inter have accepted a €16M + 30% of future sale offer from Flamengo, but Flamengo have been unable to come to an agreement with the player (IMO the most likely scenario)

2) Inter are holding out for a better offer from a European team (IMO newspaper speculation. It's only recently that clubs like Crystal Palace, Chelsea and now Spurs have been linked)

Some Inter fans want the club to give him a chance based on his impressive goalscoring record. However, the vast majority want him sold. I'm with the majority on this one.

Many of us have kept an eye on Gabigol during his time in Brazil. There's no question he has an eye for goal - and this intangible skill is an invaluable asset. But I find there are other considerations that must be taken into account:

The first is that the Brazilian Serie A defense is laughably poor. The second is that, for me, despite his record, he just doesn't pass the eye test. IMO, he has no discernibly special assets. Physically speaking, he's not very fast or strong. Technically speaking, he's average at best.

His positioning does seem pretty good, as he's regularly in place to score tons of tap-ins (a skill which isn't to be taken lightly). His best asset is a good left foot shot.

I know a lot of people have this belief that he's a SS or inside/wide forward. Indeed, when we first signed him, most Inter fans were under the assumption he would play RW in a 4231. Having watched him closely, I believe he is a pure #9. I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest he is capable of playing on the wing. He lacks the pace, the skill and the work rate. He could potentially play in a 2 man attack though.

From the perspective of an Inter fan, it would be great to sell him in January. Naturally, the better the offer, the better for us.

To your Spurs perspective, I feel like it is a massive, massive risk and a puzzling move. I hope the desperation for a Kane replacement doesn't lead to some inadvisable purchases, like Gabigol, or Piatek.
This makes him sound like a poor man’s Dele on the pitch who at best could play off Kane. No thanks.
 

marcolombardSA

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With Gabigol and Gedson it feels like we have our scouts playing FM18 and buying all the wonderkids because levy wouldn’t pay for the newest football manager.
 

carpediem991

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I don't think we need a goal scorer who does not contribute to something else. Son, Dele and Lucas are always capable to score (Liverpool aside). I think we rather need to create more and cause more problems to defend. Therefore I would rather buy someone who is closer to what Nando brought to the party. Tall, someone who can deal with Tobys long balls and link up with the quick players around him. A "finisher" will just get lost in between 9 of Brightons defenders.
 

Hakkz

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Hi everyone.

Gabriel Barbosa AKA Gabigol came to Inter in 2016/17 and played less than 90 minutes across 10 matches in the entire season, scoring 1 goal. It is worth noting that the 2016/17 season was especially tumultuous for Inter with changes in ownership and 3 coaches coming and going.

Some argue the instability contributed to Barbosa's inability to settle in. However, there were rumors that he was "tactically unintelligent" and all 3 coaches preferred the aging and severely diminished Rodrigo Palacio over Barbosa.

Former coach Frank de Boer later stated Barbosa was lazy in training, went everywhere with an entourage and acted like a superstar.

After a dismal season, for both the player and the club, we sent him on loan to Benfica for the 17/18 season. Gabigol only played 5 times in 6 months amidst further rumors of indiscipline and a falling out with manager Rui Vitoria. After half a season (and a second failed stint in Europe), the clubs agreed to cut his loan short and the player was loaned back to Santos. He had a strong 2018 season, scoring 27 in 53 apps, and was promptly snapped up by Flamengo on loan for the next season.

He exploded at Flamengo and played a starring role in their unprecedented Serie A and Libertadores double. He scored 25 goals in 29 league games, finishing with 43 goals in 59 in all comps, including 2 in the Libertadores final.
____________________________________________

Since the Brasileiro season came to an end in December, there's been a lot of noise regarding his future. The player still has a contract with Inter until 2022.

The two main rumors that have been circulating are:

1) Inter have accepted a €16M + 30% of future sale offer from Flamengo, but Flamengo have been unable to come to an agreement with the player (IMO the most likely scenario)

2) Inter are holding out for a better offer from a European team (IMO newspaper speculation. It's only recently that clubs like Crystal Palace, Chelsea and now Spurs have been linked)

Some Inter fans want the club to give him a chance based on his impressive goalscoring record. However, the vast majority want him sold. I'm with the majority on this one.

Many of us have kept an eye on Gabigol during his time in Brazil. There's no question he has an eye for goal - and this intangible skill is an invaluable asset. But I find there are other considerations that must be taken into account:

The first is that the Brazilian Serie A defense is laughably poor. The second is that, for me, despite his record, he just doesn't pass the eye test. IMO, he has no discernibly special assets. Physically speaking, he's not very fast or strong. Technically speaking, he's average at best.

His positioning does seem pretty good, as he's regularly in place to score tons of tap-ins (a skill which isn't to be taken lightly). His best asset is a good left foot shot.

I know a lot of people have this belief that he's a SS or inside/wide forward. Indeed, when we first signed him, most Inter fans were under the assumption he would play RW in a 4231. Having watched him closely, I believe he is a pure #9. I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest he is capable of playing on the wing. He lacks the pace, the skill and the work rate. He could potentially play in a 2 man attack though.

From the perspective of an Inter fan, it would be great to sell him in January. Naturally, the better the offer, the better for us.

To your Spurs perspective, I feel like it is a massive, massive risk and a puzzling move. I hope the desperation for a Kane replacement doesn't lead to some inadvisable purchases, like Gabigol, or Piatek.
Thank you. Confirmed pretty much everything I suspected about him and his situation.
 

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Signing a striker in January, who would take time to adapt to the premier league, is pointless.
 

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Hi everyone.

Gabriel Barbosa AKA Gabigol came to Inter in 2016/17 and played less than 90 minutes across 10 matches in the entire season, scoring 1 goal. It is worth noting that the 2016/17 season was especially tumultuous for Inter with changes in ownership and 3 coaches coming and going.

Some argue the instability contributed to Barbosa's inability to settle in. However, there were rumors that he was "tactically unintelligent" and all 3 coaches preferred the aging and severely diminished Rodrigo Palacio over Barbosa.

Former coach Frank de Boer later stated Barbosa was lazy in training, went everywhere with an entourage and acted like a superstar.

After a dismal season, for both the player and the club, we sent him on loan to Benfica for the 17/18 season. Gabigol only played 5 times in 6 months amidst further rumors of indiscipline and a falling out with manager Rui Vitoria. After half a season (and a second failed stint in Europe), the clubs agreed to cut his loan short and the player was loaned back to Santos. He had a strong 2018 season, scoring 27 in 53 apps, and was promptly snapped up by Flamengo on loan for the next season.

He exploded at Flamengo and played a starring role in their unprecedented Serie A and Libertadores double. He scored 25 goals in 29 league games, finishing with 43 goals in 59 in all comps, including 2 in the Libertadores final.
____________________________________________

Since the Brasileiro season came to an end in December, there's been a lot of noise regarding his future. The player still has a contract with Inter until 2022.

The two main rumors that have been circulating are:

1) Inter have accepted a €16M + 30% of future sale offer from Flamengo, but Flamengo have been unable to come to an agreement with the player (IMO the most likely scenario)

2) Inter are holding out for a better offer from a European team (IMO newspaper speculation. It's only recently that clubs like Crystal Palace, Chelsea and now Spurs have been linked)

Some Inter fans want the club to give him a chance based on his impressive goalscoring record. However, the vast majority want him sold. I'm with the majority on this one.

Many of us have kept an eye on Gabigol during his time in Brazil. There's no question he has an eye for goal - and this intangible skill is an invaluable asset. But I find there are other considerations that must be taken into account:

The first is that the Brazilian Serie A defense is laughably poor. The second is that, for me, despite his record, he just doesn't pass the eye test. IMO, he has no discernibly special assets. Physically speaking, he's not very fast or strong. Technically speaking, he's average at best.

His positioning does seem pretty good, as he's regularly in place to score tons of tap-ins (a skill which isn't to be taken lightly). His best asset is a good left foot shot.

I know a lot of people have this belief that he's a SS or inside/wide forward. Indeed, when we first signed him, most Inter fans were under the assumption he would play RW in a 4231. Having watched him closely, I believe he is a pure #9. I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest he is capable of playing on the wing. He lacks the pace, the skill and the work rate. He could potentially play in a 2 man attack though.

From the perspective of an Inter fan, it would be great to sell him in January. Naturally, the better the offer, the better for us.

To your Spurs perspective, I feel like it is a massive, massive risk and a puzzling move. I hope the desperation for a Kane replacement doesn't lead to some inadvisable purchases, like Gabigol, or Piatek.
If you could email this to Jose..
 

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I think Piatek would be a better fit, but if Barbosa is interested in heading to us, seems a deal that Inter would be keen to do, and would provide us with an additional forward. Seems to suit all parties. But is he the type of forward we want/need? When Son/Moura play up top, we miss the focal point, I feel Barbosa would be more of the same. Hope to be proved wrong though if he joins.
Add Gerson, plus Semedo and Luis, lets have all the Portuguese speaking players...
 

YiddoTom90

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I would take him. Would prefer it to vecino. There is upside to his game and he's a lot beefier now. Still young. I would take 10 plus him if I'm honest. At least we get something in return.
 

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Think this would be a pretty great signing tbf. He's essentially dominated South American football over the last two seasons and is only 23.

Won the treble with Flamengo this season, leading goalscorer in the Copa Libertadoes including two in the final, first player to be the top scorer in the Brazilian league in back to back seasons since 1995, Brazilian league player of the year, and South American Player of the year.

Plus, he can play as a second striker or on the RW which is good for when Kane returns. South American players are always tricky to predict when they come to Europe, but the resume really doesn't get much better than him.
 
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