17 Dec 2016

Sign for Liverpool? Klopp wants €30m Brazil sensation who 'talked with Coutinho' about 'transfer' to Inter

Liverpool are reportedly considering a January move for yet another Brazilian attacker.

According to Inter Live this week:

* Liverpool are keeping tabs on Inter Milan outcast Gabriel Barbosa.

* Inter are considering allowing the Brazilian attacker to leave on loan in January.

Some info about Barbosa:

* 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 (!)

* Scouting Report (Strengths): "A master finisher. Technically brilliant, a fine dribbler and a good passer, meaning he is able to play out wide or just off a frontline".

* Scouting Report (Weaknesses): "Needs to work on the physical side of his game. Can lack a bit of the power sometimes required to trouble stronger defenders, especially in the air".

* Aug 2016: Wagner Ribeiro, Gabriel'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".

In January 2013, Liverpool committed glorious daylight robbery by stealing attacking maestro Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan for a measly £8m. Could history be about to repeat itself?

In financial terms, probably not, but like with Barbosa, Inter failed to appreciate Coutinho's potential, and if they make the same mistake with Barbosa, LFC (or some other club) will inevitably capitalise at some point.


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