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Gabriel Barbosa wants Premier League move

Gabriel Barbosa wants Premier League move

West Ham United will be desperate to secure a number of players in the January transfer window having struggled to ensure consistency at all times. 

The Hammers managed to get the best out of Andriy Yarmolenko prior to his injury, and the likes of Felipe Anderson and Issa Diop have already enjoyed success at the London Stadium. And, the London club are one step closer to securing their next potential signing as Manuel Pellegrini received a huge boost in his pursuit of a transfer target recently, as according to The Daily Mail, Gabriel Barbosa wants a move to the Premier League. 

Gabriel Barbosa wants a move to the Premier League next month after thriving at Brazilian side Santos.

The Brazilian has scored 22 goals in 38 games this season while on loan from Inter Milan, where he has two-and-a-half years to run on a contract worth around £80,000 a week.

Inter are prepared to sell for £18 million and West Ham have already declared an interest in the 22-year-old.

Here’s what the forward had to say in an interview with Sportsmail recently:

‘Hopefully everything will be good for everyone if we reach an agreement. There are many things involved, mainly Inter Milan as they hold my rights. It hasn’t been decided yet, but it is very unlikely I will remain in Brazil.

‘The Premier League always had great strikers and it is a joy to watch on TV. It is very competitive, fast-paced and dynamic, with loads of title contenders. There is quality everywhere, that’s why everybody loves it and I am no different. It attracts me a lot.”

THE VERDICT:

Gabriel Barbosa is one of the hottest topics in world football at this moment in time, so it comes as no surprise that West Ham United are looking to bring him to the London Stadium.

The Brazilian has scored goals for fun over in his home country this season, while the Hammers have only really managed to get the best out of two of their attackers, Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson.

With the forward stating that he wants to move to the Premier League in January, this has provided West Ham with a huge boost as he has the ability to produce an incredible amount of goals at the London Stadium, which has been a struggle for the likes of Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio.

So, it’s now down to the club to bring him to the English capital, with David Gold and David Sullivan having no problem in producing the £18 million Inter Milan are after.

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