Report: Arsenal bids for Brazilian star, but Brexit muddies the water
Gabriel Barbosa, or Gabigol, is one of the hottest young commodities in the world, with four caps and two goals for Brazil at age 19.
The youngster is drawing interest from across the world, and ESPN Brazil reports that Arsenal have made a formal bid for Gabigol and drawn his interest.
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The problem, according to the report? Changes to the transfer policy caused by the recent Brexit vote could hurt his chances of arriving at the Emirates. It’s unclear from specifically how from the report, other than the uncertain nature of any changes.
The Santos man scored 21 goals in his first two full seasons and has 10 so far in 2016. That’s not quite Neymar-Santos production, but it’s still very strong. His senior international goals have come this summer, first in a friendly against Panama and then in a Copa America Centenario win over Haiti.
Fiorentina and Chinese club Hebei China Fortune are also linked through massive bids.