Gabriel Barbosa has settled himself as the most dangerous striker in the CONMEBOL region, but he is set to return to Inter Milan once his current loan spell at Flamengo comes to an end in December. However, chances are the Brazilian won’t ever play for Inter and instead, he is likely to join another club elsewhere.
Apparently, those are Inter’s plans. According to a report from Gazzetta Dello Sport, Inter do not want Gabigol back on the squad despite their impressive 2019 season, and they would be more than happy to let him go if the price is right.
The idea is simple. The departure of Gabigol would create fresh funds, and Inter would like to use those funds to sign another midfielder. It is believed Antonio Conte has set his sights on Atalanta’s Dejan Kulusevksi, although Arturo Vidal could be another option. The Chilean midfielder already worked under Conte when the two met at Juventus, and he is not getting as many minutes as he would like at Barcelona.
The reasoning behind this departure would be quite simple. Inter believe Gabigol’s value will increase if the striker has a good showing during the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup next December. Would that be enough to pry him away from Inter?