Botafogo youngster Gabriel could be on his way to Porto
One of Botafogo's starlets has been heavily linked with a move to Europe during this month's transfer window. According to lancenet.com, Gabriel has been targeted by FC Porto of Portugal.
21 year-old defensive midfielder Gabriel enjoyed a productive first full season for the Rio de Janeiro club and outlined his ambitions to move continents by completing his registration for a European citizenship passport in December last year.
With the aid of the legendary Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf, Botafogo have managed to bring through a small crop of exciting youngsters and Gabriel is joined as one of the most promising by 19 year-old centre-half Doria, who has over 50 appearances for the club and has already claimed his first cap for the Brazilian national team.
Should Gabriel make the move to Porto, he will follow in the footsteps of so many of his countrymen, many of whom have enjoyed domestic and continental success with the Dragao side.