Gabriel Barbosa agent admits his client desire is to play at Premier League as Newcastle and Arsenal are linked with the player

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 remains committed to Flamengo despite being linked with a move to the Premier League in January, according to his agent.

His impressive form has alerted clubs across Europe.

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.

‘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.

 

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