Gabriel Barbosa announces move to Flamengo

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 17: Gabriel Barbosa of FC Internazionale looks on during the TIM Cup match between FC Internazionale and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa has announced he’s moved to Flamengo from Inter Milan on social media

The 22-year-old returned to Italy on January 7 after spending a year-long loan spell back at his old club Santos in Brazil.

Barbosa had hoped to convince Inter coach Luciano Spalletti to retain him this month and give him “a chance” to prove his worth after never being handed a start in his 10 appearances for the club.

While Flamengo confirmed their interest in signing Barbosa last month with Premier League side West Ham also reportedly interested.

And it appears that the Brazilian has chosen to go back home by joining Flamengo after tweeting a video of himself playing Pro Evolution Soccer for the club with the caption: “I’m a player at Flamengo!”.

No official announcement has been made by the club yet with Globo Esporte reporting that Barbosa has signed up on another year-long loan spell.


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Barbosa scored 18 goals in 35 Brazilian Serie A matches for Santos last season.