Liverpool target Gabriel Barbosa is reportedly unhappy at Inter Milan after managing to play only for about 150 minutes so far this season. Gabigol moved to Italy in the summer and was expected to shine in Europe, after showcasing his skills in Brazil. However, things have not worked in his favour and he has hardly featured for Inter this season.
His agent, Wagner Ribeiro has expressed his frustration at the way the player has been treated and says that the Brazilian deserves his chance at Inter.
“Gabigol does not regret his choice. He has joined one of the biggest clubs in Europe, a club with many big and International players. When Kaka arrived in Serie A in 2003 he was not a starter but he conquered his space fighting and working hard also during friendly games.”
“Gabigol is still young, he needs to develop and improve. He still has to settle in well tactically but he’s fit. However, I think Inter have humiliated him: mentally, physically and psychologically. When he arrived here he was an Olympic champion, a regular starter at Santos and a player of senior Brazil national team.”
“He didn’t expect to be a regular starter when he arrived but he has never been given a real chance. He has played for four minutes, then five, 140 minutes in total. He hope he could have a chance, Inter paid €30 million to sign him.”
The Kop Times Verdict
Liverpool were linked with the player earlier in the season but Gabigol dismissed the reports stating that he was happy at Inter. However, after all these months, it appears that he hasn’t managed to nail down a spot in the playing XI and is frustrated.
Now that the player is unhappy in Italy, the time might be right for the Reds to try and negotiate a deal in the summer, as they are on the hunt for a striker. Gabigol is undoubtedly a talented young lad and would grow into a star striker under Jurgen Klopp for sure.
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