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Newcastle, West Ham edge to head of queue in pursuit of Brazilian hitman Gabriel Barbosa

West Ham United or Newcastle could bring Gabriel Barbosa to the Premier League, as both sides will reportedly be offered his signature.

Barbosa has been of interest to a number of English sides over the past couple of transfer windows. Indeed, the Brazilian’s goals tally at Flamengo – 100 in 153 games – shows him to be a top asset.

Ahead of the January window, West Ham, Arsenal and Aston Villa were among the sides linked with him. Clearly, he is a hot prospect, given the amount of big names who were keen.

The interest in England has remained through to the summer window. The Hammers have cropped up with links once again, along with Newcastle and Wolves.

In fact, those sides appear to have nudged their way to the top of the queue.

Dean Jones tells GIVEMESPORT that each of those teams will be given the opportunity to sign the striker.

Indeed, it seems a move may well be on the cards. Barbosa’s representatives appear to be doing their all to get him the best move possible.

Following a good past five seasons in Brazil, it may be time for a step up.

It will be no surprise if Barbosa does make a move to England to further his career.

The Premier League is seen as one of the most competitive in the world, and he could really prove himself, should he go to any of the interested sides.

Barbosa appears a quality snare

Gabriel Barbosa celebrating

Signing Barbosa seems a good move for any of the sides that are interested in him. His goals tally in Brazil speaks for itself, he is clearly a striker who knows where the net is.

The hope for the interested teams would of course be that he could replicate his numbers in Brazil. It seems he may well be able to do that, as not only has he been prolific at club level, but in international football, too.

Barbosa has notched five goals for Brazil in 18 appearances, two of those goals coming in his first three games.

West Ham, specifically, would benefit from Barbosa’s arrival. They had just one recognised striker in their squad last season, and adding another will no doubt mean for more goals.

He could also elevate Newcastle’s stock, too. They will hope to ascend the league again this season, and having a top quality striker will help them to do so.

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