Juventus have made a revised offer of €20m to sign Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa.
The Brazilian forward was initially expected to sign a new contract with his current club, but the situation is believed to have changed in the last 24 hours.
Following yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Palmeiras, a game in which he scored, Gabigol was uncertain about his future.
“The renewal with Santos is not yet certain.” he admitted after the game.
“We’re just talking, there are many things to be discussed with my father and agent. I’ve also had offers, but nothing is confirmed yet.”
Brazilian outlet ‘Lancenet!’ later reported that the player had agreed to join Juventus, however Santos deemed their €18m offer too low.
Gabigol after scoring in the clássico last night: “Contract extension stalled cause I received a big offer from EU.” pic.twitter.com/bC6nl5Rnf1
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) July 13, 2016
Goal.br are now reporting that Juventus have made an improved offer which may be enough to see the deal through. Expect more news on this in the coming days. It’s entirely possible that Juve may have a genuine interest in the precocious young talent….or it may just be paper talk that comes to nothing.
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) July 13, 2016