Gabriel Barbosa extends Santos contract until 2019
Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa has extended his contract with the Vila Belmiro-based club until 2019.
The 18 year-old’s previous deal was set to expire in December 2015, but the Santástico have now agreed fresh terms.
Barbosa, who is nicknamed Gabigol, was pictured giving a thumps up gesture as he signed the contract and will now be tied to Santos for the next five years.
Barbosa made his first team debut in May 2013 when he was just 16 years-old and has gone on to score six times in 27 appearances.
The São Bernardo do Campo native’s promising talent has not gone unnoticed, with Barcelona believed to have a first option on any potential move away from Santos.