West Ham must act fast if their talks with Gabriel Barbosa are to reap a reward after a report revealed Newcastle are prepared to ramp up their pursuit.The Brazilian hitman, 25, has become one of South America’s most prized assets in recent years. Nicknamed ‘Gabigol’, the striker has scored with regularity for Flamengo and his efforts have seem him become a mainstay in the Brazilian national side.
However, his stay in Brazil appears to be coming to an end if reports are accurate.
A plethora of English teams are reportedly in the mix to sign Barbosa. Sky Sports revealed on Tuesday that West Ham had opened talks.
But according to 90min, the Hammers’ efforts could prove fruitless with cash-rich Newcastle now prepared to step up their game.
They report Magpies boss Eddie Howe could be all …