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Newcastle United: Magpies eyeing Gabriel Barbosa

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Newcastle United are reportedly now eyeing up a potential move to sign Gabriel Barbosa.

The Lowdown: ‘Gabigol’

Nicknamed ‘Gabigol’ for his ability to find the back of the net, Barbosa has scored a total of 151 times for club and country combined over the course of his senior career so far.

The Brazil international is still only 25 years of age, so those numbers really are impressive and worthy of his nickname, although only two of his club goals have come in Europe – one for Inter and one for Benfica.

The Latest: Newcastle interest

Writing in his latest piece for 90min, transfer expert Graeme Bailey has revealed that the St. James’ Park outfit are now ‘keeping tabs’ on Barbosa’s situation at Flamengo.

They targeted a move for him in the January transfer window, but a deal never materialised, and so they could come back in for him this summer.

However, the North East club may face competition from West Ham United, Wolves and Aston Villa for his signature.

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The Verdict: Ekitike alternative?

It has been widely reported that the Tyneside outfit are pursuing a move for Hugo Ekitike, but a deal is not guaranteed for the Reims striker.

Should Newcastle sign Barbosa?





Thus, Barbosa could be seen as a decent alternative, given his goal record and the fact he is a lot more experienced at 25 compared to the 19-year-old Frenchman.

Nonetheless, the Brazilian would surely be licking his lips at the prospect of being fed chances by his fellow countrymen Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton, and so this is certainly one to keep an eye on as the window progresses.

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