Dharmesh Sheth: Gabriel Barbosa desire for West Ham move not for financial reasons
Dharmesh Sheth has insisted that Gabriel Barbosa’s desire to join West Ham United from Flamengo is not fuelled by financial reasons.
The Sky Sports reporter shared that the Brazilian is desperate to prove he can make it in Europe after failing previously at Inter Milan with an offer on the table from the Irons.
As well as that, the Brazil squad has a heavy Premier League influence, and Gabigol is keen to cement his spot ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year.
When asked if the desire to move was for financial reasons, Sheth responded live on air during Sky Sports’ The Transfer Show (13 January).
“I’m assured it isn’t,” he said.
“It is to do with Brazil’s participation in the World Cup, he’s in the Brazil squad for their qualifiers at the end of this month and the start of next month against Paraguay and Ecuador.
“There is why Gabigol wants to come to England, if you look at that Brazil squad, 11 of them are in the Premier League.
“Gabriel Barbosa feels like he needs to be in that competition.”
Barbosa appears desperate to move to the Premier League, and that is something that could work in our favour.
Getting a player that hungry to prove himself is only a positive thing, as he will likely stop at nothing to consistently find the back of the net.
GSB have always tried to get the best deals from a financial standpoint, so they will likely lowball any contract offer – something that will test this theory that his desire isn’t financially motivated.
With Daniel Kretinsky also at the helm now, money shouldn’t be an issue at all at the London Stadium, and given these updates, there are no excuses not to get this one over the line.