Zico Urges Gabigol Not To Make West Ham Switch
Brazil and Flamengo legend Zico has advised Gabriel Barbosa not to entertain a switch to Premier League club West Ham United.
The London club have been linked with the Inter Milan striker who enjoyed an outstanding season on loan at Flamengo in 2019.
The player finished as the top scorer in the Brasileirão as Fla swept to the title and scored two late goals to win the Copa Libertadores final against River Plate.
His season has led to re-ignited interest from European clubs, as well as Flamengo, who only have the player on loan from Inter Milan.
West Ham have been linked with the player in January, but Zico says he should wait for a better offer or stay at Flamengo.
“For the moment the club is living, it would be preferable to stay in Flamengo rather than go to West Ham, with all due respect,” he said.
“In London he could not aspire to anything because it is a team that will hardly get results. If they asked me to leave Flamengo for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester, this would be another matter.”