This football world is quite funny.
We know it’s a bit tired to say that one year ago no one would imagine Leicester City as Premier League champions. But it would be also hard to think the Foxes would be outbidding the mighty Juventus by €7m for a Brazilian starlet.
As confirmed by the agent, Leicester City are winning an auction which involves the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
That’s what Tuttosport has an article about today, and as Gabigol is said to be an option to replace Simone Zaza, the Italian media can’t accept that Juventus w=could lose this battle to Leicester.
They claim that Claudio Ranieri’s extra millions won’t be decisive, since it’s the player who will pick his next destination.
It really sounds like the Italian not wanting to admit that mighty Juventus could lose out on a player to Leicester City.
Gabigol is set to decide his new club (or maybe to stay at Santos) when the Olympics end. After a two-match Olympic goal drought, he finally scored a brace against Denmark last night, and Brazil are now qualified for the quarter-finals against Colombia next Saturday.