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19 Dec 2016

'New Neymar' to Anfield? Agent confirms €30m Brazil sensation wanted by Liverpool can 'leave' if he 'wants'. Sign?

Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has confirmed that one of Liverpool's transfer targets will be allowed to leave during the January transfer window.

Liverpool are currently linked with a move for Inter outcast Gabriel Barbosa, and according to Ausilio over the weekend:

"Gabriel is improving and we hope that he will be able to play more in the future [but] if he wants to leave, we will be listening to his request.”

In a separate interview, Barbosa's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, slammed: Inter for failing to utilise the €30m summer signing:

"I was contacted by a club to take Gabriel on loan [and] what I want is for my client to no longer be humiliated. Why isn’t he playing? Not even Inter can answer that."

Some info about Barbosa, who is nicknamed the 'New Neymar':

* 20-year old right winger, who can also play on the left, or upfront.

* Signed from Santos over the summer for €30m over.

Santos: 36 goals/assists in 82 apps (One every 155 mins).

* This Season: Granted just 16 minutes of game time (!)

* Aug 2016: Barbosa's agent, raved: "He [Barbosa] has Neymar's technical skill and the pace of Lucas Moura".

* Sep 2016: Barbosa told TMW: “I talked a lot about the Inter transfer with Philippe Coutinho".

It certainly sounds like Barbosa is on the outs at Inter, so should Liverpool make a move in January?


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