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Crystal Palace make contact about possible Gabriel Barbosa move

Crystal Palace make contact about possible Gabriel Barbosa move

Crystal Palace will likely head into the transfer market in January as they will be desperate to add firepower to their squad.

The Eagles failed to score again at the weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Everton, leaving them with just five Premier League goals in nine matches so far.

Christian Benteke has been ruled out following knee surgery, whilst Wilfried Zaha has been the main go-to guy for the last couple of seasons.

Roy Hodgson is keen to change that as soon as possible as he will not want another relegation battle on his hands, and it appears he may have identified a striker to help find the goals needed.

According to a report by UOL, Crystal Palace have made contact with Gabriel Barbosa’s representatives about a move to the Premier League.

The Inter Milan flop, who is now back at Santos on a season-long loan, has rediscovered the form that put him in the eyes of some of Europe’s biggest teams.

It is understood the Serie A outfit would be willing to let him leave the San Siro and Palace appear to be genuinely interested in the Brazil international.

The Verdict:

Things certainly did not go to plan for the man once dubbed ‘Gabigol’ during his early footballing days at Santos.

The striker was once considered one of the most exciting attackers in the game, however, he failed to make the desired impact in Italy, although encouraging has returned to form back in Brazil.

Palace are desperate to add a player who knows where the goal is and on a regular basis, so the 22-year-old could be an inspired signing for Hodgson to make, despite the potential risk of his poor record in European football continuing.

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