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The reigning Serie A champions will have to increase their offer if they have any hope at closing a deal for the Brazilian wonderkid.

According to SportItalia, Santos have turned down Juventus’ €20 million offer for goal-scoring sensation Gabriel ‘Gabigol‘ Barbosa. The Brasileiro Campeonato club are now requesting a figure close to €25 million to loosen the grip on their star striker.

The player himself has made it clear via past offers, that his ultimate desire to play in La Liga for either Barcelona or Real Madrid but the Scudetto holders insertion into the mix makes it a very interesting option for the 19-year old. The loss of Morata to Los Blancos opens up the door for Gabigol to possibly fight for a place along side either Dybala or Mandzukic in the Starting XI, should he complete a move to Turin. Also, the prospect of contending for the Champions League, along with the invaluable European experience he could acquire, could deciding factors towards giving his green light for a transfer.

 

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