Report: Arsenal, Newcastle, Benitez and Gerrard all want to sign £30m-rated Brazilian, player wants January move
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Report: Arsenal, Newcastle, Benitez and Gerrard all want to sign £30m-rated Brazilian, player wants January move

90Min claim that Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham are all looking to sign Brazilian striker Gabigol in the January window.

Gabigol, or Gabriel Barbosa, has been in stunning form for Brazilian side Flamengo over the past season. He has 28 goals in just 40 outings.

The Brazil international has just four games left to play in the Brazilian league, which ends on December 10. January could see him depart.

His 83 goals in 121 Flamengo games has not been missed by Premier League clubs. 90Min say there are seven clubs trailing the 17-time Brazil ace.

Bayer Leverkusen and Villarreal are keen, as are the five aforementioned English sides. The report from 90Min also states he will cost £30million.

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The player himself is keen on a move and would welcome a transfer in the January window. He has a contract at Flamengo until 2024.

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Gabigol: Everton, Villa, Arsenal, Newcastle or West Ham?

At £30million, Gabigol would be a stunning signing for most clubs in European football. His goal record is simply incredible, in a tricky league.

The Brazilian Serie A is getting better and better. Of his 28 this season, 11 have come in the Copa Libertadores too – which is sensational.

Everton need a striker with Dom Calvert-Lewin injured, but he would not be first choice when the Englishman returns. Villa have two up top.

Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins. Newcastle need bolstering but a striker is not a position they desperately need. West Ham need cover for Michail Antonio.

The Europa League would make West Ham a good move. But Arsenal need him most – with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah about to leave.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is inconsistent and bringing Gabigol in gives the Gunners a long-term solution in the final third.

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