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Newcastle Reported To Be Watching Brazilian Considered A ‘Flop’ In Italy


The Chronicle had a report out a few days ago that Newcastle were one of a few Premier League clubs watching Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa.

The 23-year-old is putting up tremendous numbers on loan at Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A. He has 31 goals in 38 appearances in his native Brazil this season.

However, the striker was a massive bust for Inter Milan when he signed for €29.5m from Santos 3 years ago. Barbosa was once considered the next Brazilian superstar, but he has made just 10 appearances for Inter with only 1 goal.

He spent some time on loan at Benfica after his poor first season in Italy. However, he failed to make an impact in Portugal. He has also spent time on loan back at Santos, where he managed 18 goals in 35 appearances.

Gabriel Barbosa– has excelled in Brazil but struggled elsewhere


The report in the Chronicle says the Newcastle have watched the player, but he is not considered to be a top target. It’s not surprising to see why as he has only excelled in Brazil.

Barbosa’s loan at Flamengo will end in January, and Inter Milan will try to offload the player. The Chronicle says Inter will try to recoup as much as £20m and offer him out to European clubs. We don’t think there will be many takers at that price.

He is contracted to the Serie A club until 2022, and they will likely have to send him out on loan again this winter. While Barbosa hasn’t had a run of games in Italy to prove himself, Inter Milan have had four managers since his arrival and all have not given him a chance. We just don’t see Newcastle wanting to bring in Barbosa this winter.


39 comments so far

  • JohnReese

    Nov 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Harsh to call him a flop during his time in Italy. You see it all the time with young players moving to a new league. Struggled for minutes and got played primarily on the wing when he did play. Need to remember he was rated as highly as Gabriel Jesus at one point. I’m not sure England would be the best move for him, could see him doing very well in Spain though.

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  • Imzky

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Sooo disappointed in last nights game. Was looking forward to it all week only to be let down by the tactics. Did you see how we just kept going straight into defense mode as soon as they had possession. There was no link between midfield and attack. Defense didn’t know how to pass the ball to the midfield. We need the Longstaff brothers back to show how to pass the ball and progress forward as a team rather than isolate attackers etc. So gutted.

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  • posada

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    The organisation against Villa was awful.
    Free kicks and corners.
    Is that down to the players, the coaches, the assistant.
    I know the manager has to take responsibility.

    My favourite manager was Old Big Head.
    He left the coaching and prep to Peter Taylor.
    His old players say he would turn up for 15 minutes during training and walk his dog.
    The next time they looked he was gone.

    Bruce looked furious after the game.
    He needs to sort it.
    Being too nice is part of not being good enough.
    Likewise being too loyal.
    If folks are letting you down you kick ass and if that does not work you show them the road.

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  • posada

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Imzky
    We had the Longstaffs who did ok but started to fade.
    Then back to Shelvey and co who did ok for a while.
    Now back to the Longstaffs ?

    We can’t press the ball as teams do. We can’t push up and play a high line like other teams do.

    We have one option drop into a shape. Hope to hit teams on the break when they loose it.

    Down to the limitations of certain players ?

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  • geordietom

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    doe’s anyone think with Fat Ash re branding of his tat empire House of Frazer around the ground will / would look better than S/D all over St James ???…

    at least H.O.F logo is black and white not the red and white the shyster has SPLATTERED all over at the moment …

    i know before someone comes at me it’s still Ashley’s shite …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Posada …

    i recon we need three players in midfield mate , both midfielders got over ran last night , i’ve said for donkey’s why dont we get Juan Mater good player he would do a job for us …

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  • Unused Substitute

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Neil: could there be team rating rather than player rating? Players can perform only if they are set up correctly. Or they are not hard done by a poor refereeing. The problem against AVFC was substantially the way they were set up.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Going back to the U23s I see that Fernandez was subbed just after half time, hope it’s not another injury, he was looking to be one the brightest of our yunguns.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #9

    We had a makeshift back three, Clarke is OK at LB but was poor as a CB, Schaar should have come on just after half time for Dummett.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #10

    posada

    I struggled to recall who you meant but it suddenly came to me, Malcolm Allison. He was nowt without Peter Taylor and once he went solo did nowt as a manager.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11

    posada

    Just realised i got that totally wrong, of course it was Brian Clough, duuuuhhhh!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #12

    What’s that you say? We need another Brazilian striker to go with wor top, top goal scorer Linty Joe? Seems a bit pointless to me. Better find a better player than this’un. Wasted your money on Linty you did Mikey. Don’t waste more on Gabby Barbosa.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #13

    We can certainly do that Unused. Team rating: -1.

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #14

    EGB
    Try ladies rugby
    ha ha ha
    😛

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Nov 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #15

    “We can’t press the ball as teams do. We can’t push up and play a high line like other teams do.”

    We could if we had a manager that knew what he was doing.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Think next match is a perfect chance to try out a new formation, we are going to lose anyway. Would like to see a 4-2-3-1.

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Ritchie has had a setback

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Bruce obviously set up to keep it tight for half an hour and then maybe push forward later in the game. Backfired on him spectacularly with a foolish push by Yedlin and then the other free kick also needless resulting in a two goal deficit we were never going to come back from.
    I don’t agree that Shelvey is shyte but neither do I agree that he should be dropping back into defence to take the ball off the CB’s to then launch it They are more than capable of passing it to him in midfield which means he’s already higher up the pitch without leaving all that space.
    Just because he can pass the ball doesn’t mean all our play has to go through him but with no other midfielders to link up with I suppose he thinks he needs to take all the responsibility to get the ball forward.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Jenners in Edinburgh (owned by ashLIE), is getting kicked out of the iconic building as the owner (not ashLIE) wants to redevelop it into a hotel forcing Jenners to look elsewhere.

    All good news then.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Never heard of him, but if hes considered a flop I’d well believe we are after him.

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  • Just a fan

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Posada
    I think Peter Taylor was more of a scout than a coach.
    And he liked a bung.
    Allegedly.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 26, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Coaches can take the credit or be blamed, but ultimately it comes down to the players.

    These people make an average person’s annual salary in a week, they are the elite athletes of the world. They should be doing better, no matter who is the coach.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Peter Taylor was never a scout

    Peter Taylor (born 3 January 1953) is an English retired footballer who is currently the manager of National League club Dagenham & Redbridge. He was previously manager at Dartford, Enfield, Southend United, Dover Athletic, Leicester City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Hull City, Crystal Palace, Kerala Blasters, Stevenage Borough, Wycombe Wanderers, Bradford City and Gillingham twice, leaving the last role at the end of 2014. He also had two spells as head coach of the England under-21 team and took charge of the England national team for one game against Italy where he made David Beckham captain. He recently managed England under-20 team in 2013. Outside England, Taylor was the head coach of the Bahrain national football team.

    During his time as a player with Crystal Palace during the 1970s, Taylor became one of the few players to have been selected for the senior England team when not playing in the top two flights of a domestic league.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    While I agree you cant blame the manager for bad passes, missed shots or being out of position they can’t be blamed for formation or tactics. When you best idea is to put 10 men behind the ball and put absolutely no pressure on the opposing team, that is not the players fault. Villa was 17th in the table and we set up like they were City or L’pool. Bruce is horrible.

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Wrong Peter Taylor old fruit
    This one died in Mallorca in 1990

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #27
  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #28

    I don’t know the JfA is right about him liking a bung
    Cloughie deffo did

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib @ 19…………. Hilarious.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Do you reckon Brucie’s seen it?

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Aye
    Brucie probably laughed as much as anyone

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #32

    The cabbage leaves were a brilliant touch

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  • Just a fan

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Read a few footy books.
    Peter Taylor was a bit of a rascal in these matters.taking forest to train in Mallorca so he could have a nice holiday.
    Probably got cloughy involved in bungs not that cloughy would be totally innocent
    Men and money.enough is never enough.

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    We left gaps all over the field last night… The defense is too deep, but the most concerning issue is how long it takes them to close the pitch down and push up when we attack… It looks like all we can do is counter attack, personally I want to see us go with 4 at the back again after the Man City game (a free hit imo). Willems is just as adept as left back as a wing back, Kraft is a right back not a wing back and 2 solid centre halves in the middle, preferably 2 from Lejeune/Shär/Fernandez, Dummet was terrible last night and the only option was to play 2 left footers in the back 3 and neither from Dummet or Clark are ‘dominant’ centre backs that can lead and organise a defense like Lascelles, he will be missed, more so than I expected after witnessing last night. Dummet was really poor last night, the worst I’ve seen him at centre back, Fernandez would have been the better option in the centre, but that meant playing a left footer on the right which is risky. Added to that, I’m off the opinion that when you play 3 at the back the quicker centre halves should be playing either side of the slower but more aerially dominant and excellent game reading sweeper which has been the case until yesterday. Big concerns over the attack… I thought we turned the corner recently with the hold up and link play but it’s evident that we rely on set pieces for goals… There are other options up top, Joelinton needs dropped for the benefit of his development… He needs time to learn, I see nothing from him as a number 9 that says the goals will come, we need an alternative to the counter which teams are realising is our strong point, how about working on some good old fashioned possession retention play and intelligent recycling of the ball on the training field.

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  • Jib

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #35

    The back 5 last night should have been
    Yedlin Schar Fernandez Clark Willems
    No one came to assist Deandre when he
    was chasing Grealish and he panicked

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Watching that video with Steve pre-match, after some confusion I believe that he was wearing a green cabbage as opposed to a savoy or other variety, certainly not a pak choi or other form of brassica.

    Very fetching it was too.

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  • jane

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #37

    no-one is assisting me so i’ll push him over.

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  • jane

    Nov 26, 2019 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #38

    stupid and indefensible.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #39

    That Darren Farley’s Brucie accent isn’t the best, he does some of the other managers really well. His Brucie definitely needs working on.

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