West Ham could have their work cut out for them if we want to sign Flamengo ace Gabriel Barbosa, with the striker having admitted Liverpool is his dream move.
Hammers boss David Moyes is on the hunt for a new centre-forward this summer and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be as well.
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Liverpool striker Sadio Mane looks set to leave Anfield, while Roberto Firmino’s best days are well behind him.
Meanwhile, Moyes is desperate to bring more quality competition and cover for Michail Antonio at the London Stadium.
West Ham and Liverpool have recently been linked with moves to sign Flamengo ace Gabriel Barbosa (90 Minutes and Radio Bandeirantes claim).
And if the Hammers and Reds opt for the 25-year-old, it looks like there will be only one winner…
West Ham face Gabriel Barbosa problem after admitting Liverpool dream
The 25-year-old has been in scintillating form over the past two years.
Barbosa has scored 100 goals in 151 games for the Brazilian giants. This season he has scored 16 goals in 28 games (Transfermarkt).
The Brazilian is a proven goalscorer and that’s exactly what West Ham need right now.
The Flamengo striker would like to move to the Premier League from Flamengo. And it looks like he would rather move to Anfield than London Stadium.
Something the striker said a few years ago means the Hammers could be left empty-handed in the race to sign the 25-year-old.
Barbosa once admitted his desire was to play in the Premier League with Liverpool, as quoted by the Daily Mail:
“Firmino is great, I really admire him. He’s been successful for many years in Europe. He’s a powerful striker and he’s been great for Brazil. He’s an inspiration that I look up to. “Would be a pleasure to play with him. Maybe we could team up for Brazil in the future and Liverpool are a team that everyone wants to play for.
The 25-year-old could be available for around £30m according to 90 Min.
Barbosa would be a good signing for West Ham. If Liverpool have any idea of his availability, it could well be a curtain on our hopes of signing him.
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