Writing for 90min, transfer reporter Graeme Bailey has shared a West Ham United transfer update involving Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa.
The Lowdown: West Ham enter negotiations…
It is believed that the in-form striker prefers a move to England as his next destination as he eyes a place in Brazil’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Barbosa apparently watches every West Ham game and it is a big admirer of how Moyes has turned the club’s fortunes around (Sky Sports), with Bailey now sharing what he knows for 90min.
The Latest: Bailey shares news…
According to his information, both West Ham and Newcastle are the ‘most advanced’ in negotiations to sign the 25-year-old who cost ‘in the region’ of £30 million.
The Irons have apparently ‘held talks’ with Barbosa’s entourage but manager Moyes would also like to consider other options before taking it a step further.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Scoring a 84 goals and 26 assists in total for Flamengo across all competitions since his move from Inter Milan, it is no secret that the Brazilian has resurrected his career following his forgetful Serie A spell.
Barbosa’s phenomenal 29-goal haul over 2021 would motivate most clubs to pay his possible £30m fee there and then with the fact he is still only in his mid-20s pointing to a possible bargain.
The 17-cap international could certainly be an astute option for Moyes and West Ham as they seek to end their year-long search for a Michail Antonio-alternative.
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