Despite a verbal agreement between Inter and Flamengo for the sale of striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is waiting for a bigger offer elsewhere, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
Initially there was an agreement between the two sides that Gabigol could be sold for €16 million plus bonuses as well as 20% on a future sale, but Marotta hasn’t finalised the deal just yet as he looks to wait for a bigger offer.
The Nerazzurri, the report highlights, are looking for a new midfielder in January and therefore Marotta would prefer an offer in the region of €30 million for the 23-year-old striker.
The Brazilian forward’s incredible form, 24 goals and five assists in 29 appearances for Flamengo this season, has led to clubs around Europe expressing an interest in him. One of these clubs is German side FC Schalke 04, who have offered around €25 million for him.