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Everton rumoured to hold an interest in Gabriel Barbosa

Everton rumoured to hold an interest in Gabriel Barbosa

Everton will likely head into the January transfer window in a search to bolster their attacking options.

The Toffees currently have Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse as their only recognised front men, with the likes of Richarlison being able to also be utilised in that position.

However, Niasse does not appear to be a part of Marco Silva’s plans this season, whilst Tosun has struggled to find a bit of form since arriving at Goodison Park last January, despite having netted twice so far.


And, according to a report in Brazil, it appears as though the Portuguese manager has identified a man that he feels could help improve them.

Goal are claiming that Gabriel Barbosa is on his radar, with the attacker impressing with Santos.

The striker, who is also known as ‘Gabigol’, has hit 16 goals this season whilst on loan in his homeland, following a disappointing time at Inter Milan.

It is believed the 22-year-old would be open to a Premier League move, however, Everton will face stiff competition from the likes of Crystal Palace and West Ham United to land him.

The Verdict:

Everton desperately need a striker that will be able to find the net on a regular basis and Gabigol could be the man to do that for him.

The Brazil international has rediscovered his form whilst at Santos and with the likes of Richarlison and Bernard already in the team, he could look to settle down quickly, which may help him to hit the ground running.

However, following his poor spells in Europe with Inter Milan and Benfica, there may well be a concern that he could flop just as badly as he failed to adapt to the rigours of football in the continent.

Everton fans – thoughts?

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