Rafael Benitez is looking to improve his attacking options before the new season begins, and the Spaniard has identified the 24-year-old Brazilian international as a target.
Why Gabriel Barbosa?
Gabriel Barbosa, nicknamed Gabigol, has been in excellent form since moving to Flamengo, and he has managed to score 68 goals in 98 appearances for the South American outfit.
The striker has three years left on his current deal with the Brazilian club, and it will be interesting to see if Everton can convince Flamengo to part with his services in the coming weeks.
It will be interesting to see if he is willing to try his luck in European football once again with a move to the Premier League.
Adjusting to the pace and intensity of English football is not easy. The signing of the Brazilian striker will be a bit of a gamble even though he is in sensational form for Flamengo.
Gabigol’s quality is beyond question, but his adaptability to English football is anyone’s guess for now.
Everton attacking options
Everton are entirely reliant on Dominic Calvert-Lewin for goals right now, and Benitez will have to bring in other options. The Toffees cannot hope to push for European qualification with just one quality striker at their disposal.
Everton have Richalison and Moise Kean in their attack. Though both were linked to moving away from Goodison Park, they are more likely to continue with the Toffees. But they will require to have reinforcement if