Inter Flop Gabriel Barbosa Claims He Has No Regrets Over Failed Serie A Move

?Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa has admitted to having no regrets over a move to the Italian top flight with ?Inter, after a tough period in ?Serie A saw the player eventually make the move back to his hometown club in Brazil.

Gabigol made the move to Inter in 2016 for €29.5m from childhood club Santos, but the striker failed to find form at I Nerazzurri, scoring one goal in nine appearances before being loaned out to Benfica a year later.

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The 22-year-old left the Portuguese club after 165 minutes of playing time and was instantly sent back on loan to Santos.

As quoted by ?Football Italia, the forward said: “I don’t have regrets over how it went with Inter, as these things happen in football. I wasn’t the first and won’t be the last. I have three years on my contract with Inter, so we’ll see what happens.

I really liked the fans in Italy and my teammates were always very kind too. Even now on social media, fans keep asking me to return.

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“It’s hard to say what didn’t work. Perhaps at that moment the team needed something different to what I could give. I played very little and only scored one goal.” 

The forward has returned to his best form at Santos with 21 goals in 40 appearances since returning. When talking about his future Barbosa will not look too far ahead as he focuses on his time back at his hometown club. 

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He added: “There’s a while to go yet, so I just want to focus on training well and doing my best for Santos. I’ll talk it over at the end of the year with my agent, my family and the club.”


PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano Chased By Five Clubs as Mexican Starlet Readies Himself for Big Move

?Hirving Lozano is one of football’s hottest talents, and it seems as if the Mexican won’t be staying in the Eredivisie for much longer. 

According to ?Calcio Mercato, Lozano is attracting multiple buyers, with ?Inter currently the favourite for his signature. However, many are on Nerazzurri’s coattails, including bitter rivals ?Juventus. 

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It has been suggested that the 23-year-old has garnered attention from various leagues, with ?Borussia Dortmund cited as another suitor. Die Schwarzgelben are known for their ability to nurture young talent, with the Mexico City man catching Lucien Favre’s eye. 

After a sensational World Cup – most notably his performance against then reigning champions Germany – ‘Chucky’ could well incite a bidding war if he was to continue such form in the Champions League’s opening stages. 

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Helping PSV reclaim the Dutch title from Feyenoord, Lozano has seen his side pitted up against ?Barcelona, ?Tottenham and Inter in Europe’s elite competition. The proverbial ‘group of death’ claims have done the rounds, and a few standout matches could see his value skyrocket.

As ?Manchester United and ?Atletico Madrid also flirt with the idea of placing bids, Lozano could have a major decision to make either in January or the upcoming summer. 

If there really are so many clubs interested in acquiring his services, PSV will surely be roused by a potentially astronomical fee arriving at their doorstep. Bought just one year ago from Pachuca for €8m, Rood-Witten could see the value of their investment increase tenfold.  


Lautaro Martinez Comments on Current Injury Problem as Inter Staff Sweat Over Forward’s Fitness

?Inter wonderkid Lautaro Martinez is set to re-join his club side after a persisting injury has kept him out of Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni’s plans. 

?Calcio Mercato translate Martinez’s quotes as follows: ?“I will try to do my best with Inter in order to be called in the next matches.”

“Inter doctors wanted me to go back to Italy the same day as the exams but I decided, obviously with the approval of the Argentine staff, to stay with the group, which is a new group, and I will stay here until Saturday, also because I have to take new exams on Monday.”

Although he’s wasn’t selected in Argentina’s playing squad for friendly matches against Guatemala and Colombia, Martinez is a member of the nation’s training group this week. 

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Speaking on his current status, Martinez explained that he is confident about recovering from a calf problem in time for Inter’s next match against Parma:

“I had a pain for several weeks, an overload, and I just treated the problem, I felt a bit ‘of pain on the day of Inter-Bologna, for this reason I did not come on the field. 

“I took the exams and this was the decision I had a few calf pains for a few weeks and so I have to skip these games, we decided not to risk to make matters worse, there are a lot of important matches in front.”

Signed for Racing Club this summer, there has been a big expectation for the young striker to team up with fellow Argentine Mauro Icardi. However, ?Serie A has so far proved a struggle, as neither have scored in Inter’s opening three matches.


‘He’ll End Up at Inter’: Diego Simeone’s Agent Claims Argentine Will Return to His Former Club

?Diego Simeone’s agent and sister, Natalia, has suggested that her brother will one day be reunited with his previous club, ?Internazionale.

Known as a tenacious defensive midfielder in his playing days, the Argentine spent two years in Nerazzurri colours, winning the 1997/98 UEFA Cup. 

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?Football Italia relay Natalia’s quotes, and how she thinks that Diego will follow his heart to take on a different challenge: “Diego said it too, sooner or later, he’ll end up at Inter.

“I think it is only a matter of time. He loves the club, the atmosphere and living in ?Milan. Inter is a side he would really love to coach. I should point out that he is also still very fond of Lazio, too.”

However, Simeone only extended his contract with ?Atletico Madrid this summer, therefore such services would not come cheap. Nicknamed ‘El Cholo’, the manager’s energetic and often aggressive manner has been well documented. If he wishes to go, it’d have to be a brave man standing in his way. 

Continuing on, his agent said: “At the end of the day, passion always wins out. Diego has been with Atletico for seven years. He is one of the best coaches in the world, but he remains when he knows there is still work to be done. And I accompany him.”

If Diego switches to ?Serie A, he won’t be the only Simeone in the division. His eldest son Giovanni is currently plying his trade for Fiorentina, and some sensational form has earned him a national team call up. 

However, aunt Natalia has announced that youngest son Giuliano will be the family’s future star: 

“Giuliano Simeone is 15, he is Diego’s third child, and currently playing at River Plate. He’s the most talented of the lot. They make him play as a centre-forward, but I always preferred him in a Number seven role rather than a nine.”


Inter Release Classic Third Kit Paying Tribute to ‘Heritage & History’ of I Nerazzurri

??Inter have released their third kit for the 2018/19 season, boasting a daring colour scheme of grey and slightly darker grey.

However, its muted colours indicate that the shirt is steeped in local history. Its design is based on the iconic Duomo di Milano, the city’s cathedral church, and the St George cross with which the city is synonymous.

The swirling pattern is a distorted map of Milan’s city center, showing that local pride and heritage are at the heart of this new design.

“We feel this kit is rich in Inter DNA,” said Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, on the ?Inter website.

“The Duomo and the St. George cross are Milanese icons and mean a lot to the Inter supporters. This kit is about Inter’s identity and paying tribute to the city and people they represent.”


The famous blue of Inter’s home kit makes an appearance in the shape of the Nike Swoosh and the club crest.

It’s definitely a unique design, but sadly it probably won’t get many outings this season as it is very similar in colour to Inter’s white away kit.

Some teams choose to wear their third kit for European competitions, and Inter may follow suit as they return to the Champions League for the first time since 2011/12.