We are already at the end of the marriage between Gabriel Barbosa and Benfica. Corrier dello Sport confirms, “His loan to Benfica can in fact be labelled as a failure”, so the player pushes to find a new arrangement in Brazil while Inter talk to clubs in Spain like Real Betis and Sevilla who seem interested, in light of injuries to Sanabria and Campbell. But the story remains complicated and if given the choice, the player would prefer a move back to Santos until the end of the season.
We can not be certain of the reasons or why Gabigol was not selected to play more often at Benfica but it was always going to be difficult for him to replace big names like Jonas and although he only played 43 minutes of Football between the domestic league, cup and Champions League, he did score in the first and only game he started in so far and has shown clear physical improvement when being challenged. So maybe all hope is not lost.