Gabriel Barbosa’s agent plays down chances of January move for Brazilian hot shot after Arsenal and Newcastle were linked with Flamengo striker who has scored 60 goals in 86 games
- Gabriel Barbosa has rediscovered his goalscoring form at Flamengo
- Arsenal and Newcastle are among the clubs tracking the 25-year-old
- Inter spent £25m on the striker in 2016 but he failed to impress in Italy
Gabriel Barbosa remains committed to Flamengo despite being linked with a move to the Premier League in January, according to his agent.
Arsenal and Newcastle are among the clubs tracking the 25-year-old, who has scored 60 goals in 86 appearances for the Brasileirao club after returning to Brazil following a disappointing spell at Inter Milan.
His impressive form has alerted clubs across Europe.
Gabriel Barbosa has scored 60 goals in 86 appearances for Brazilian side Flamengo
However, Junior Pedroso – a member of Gabriel’s management team – has dismissed speculation of a potential move in the January transfer window.
‘He is focused solely on playing for Flamengo because he is very happy at the club,’ he told Yahoo Esports’ Jorge Nicola.
‘Only us from 4ComM and Gabriel’s father can speak on behalf of the athlete.
Arsenal and Newcastle are among the clubs tracking the 25-year-old striker
‘There is absolutely nothing with the Premier League or any other league at the moment.’
Inter splashed out €30million (£25m) on Gabriel back in 2016, but the Brazil international managed just one goal in ten appearances.
A loan spell with Benfica also only brought one goal, before he returned to his native Brazil on three separate loan spells before joining Flamengo on a permanent basis last year.