Lent to Benfica, Gabigol Hard to Forget Inter Milan
Brazilian talented young striker Gabriel Barbosa is determined to return to Inter Milan next season, after being officially loaned to Portuguese club Benfica yesterday Bandar Bola.
Gabigol – Gabriel ‘s nickname – moved to Benfica on loan for a season. The Portuguese giant has the option to buy it permanently, at a price of 25 million euros.
However, Gabigol wants to take advantage of the moment with Benfica to show off in order to regain the confidence of Inter.
“I look forward to playing as much as possible, but my greatest goal is to play well in Portugal in order to be able to return to Inter,” Gabigol told Premium Sport.
Gabigol’s move to Benfica is known to take place spontaneously. In just a matter of hours on the last day of the transfer market, the 21-year-old striker officially left the San Siro.
“I am happy to be given this wonderful opportunity to show my ability. The offer came yesterday at 3 pm. There was no formal proposal before that, “said Gabigol.
As is known, Gabigol failed to develop with Inter since recruited from Santos in the summer of last year. He always did not get a playground despite Inter bergonta coach.
Gabriel Barbosa (Bologna Vs Inter Milan)
Gabigol celebrates his first goal for Inter Milan in a game against Bologna in the 25th week of the Serie A Italian League 2016-2017. (AFP / Filippo Monteforte)
This season too, the 20-year-old striker remains unused under the tutelage of new coach Luciano Spalletti. Last season he was only demoted 10 times and that too as a substitute in the final minutes of the game. In total, he only played 183 minutes and contributed one goal.
In fact, while still defending Santos, Gabigol diligently scored. He scored 24 goals and 12 assists in 83 appearances with the Brazilian club. Inter also buy it with an expensive price, which is 29.5 million euros.
“I do not understand why I failed (at Inter), but I can guarantee that I am busy practicing every day and I am always ready to be lowered. However, I am still not played, “said Gabigol.
“Fans? I want to thank them for the love they gave me. I love them so much. I really like the City of Milan. Thank you for this opportunity, “Gabigol added.