Thanks. I finally watched the clip and came away impressed. It wasn't only the tap ins that were impressive but the follow up goals. He certainly anticipates and move into space where the ball was going ahead of the defenders and his own teammates. His ability to shoot or pass with power from awkward positions was pretty impressive too.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.
However, your comment regarding the Serie A defense is sobering which drove home the fact that i was pretty excited about Vincent Janssen when he came on board. I'll leave it to the professionals on this one.