Crystal Palace are planning a move to sign Brazil’s goal-machine. Crystal Palace are in 10th place in the Premier League standings after six games, with a record of two wins, two draws, and two losses. Roy Hodgson’s side can be pleased with their start to the season.
However, only six goals scored according to the official Premier League website indicates at where their problems may lie, and linkages with a Brazilian goal machine are entirely understandable.
Seven goals surrendered is the joint fourth best in the English Premier League, trailing only Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea, and suggests that if Hodgson can find a striker who guarantees goals, the Eagles might soon be soaring far up the table.
According to Fichajes (via The Hard Tackle), Flamengo ace Gabriel Barbosa, better known as ‘Gabigol,’ is a target for Palace as well as Fulham.
It should not be forgotten that the 27-year-old has already had European experience with Internazionale and Benfica, though he did not exactly shine at either team.
According to Transfermarkt, he only scored one goal per season while with them, and the Portuguese giants sent him back to Santos, whom he had left to join Inter in the first place.
It’s unclear whether the player would welcome any advances at this point, but it’s ‘now or never’ for Barbosa if he wants to make it big in one of the top five leagues.