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Newcastle can form exciting duo with Gabigol and Allan Saint-Maximin

Newcastle United‘s season is almost over and PIF will be thinking about what they are going to do in the summer transfer window.

A trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley is all that is left for the Magpies as they look set to finish in a comfortable mid-table position.

Eddie Howe and PIF have galvanised the club after a difficult start to the campaign and the focus will now turn to who they can bring in ahead of 2022/23 to make the next step.

90min recently claimed that Brazilian forward Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa is one of the players for whom the Tyneside club are eyeing a swoop.

Flamengo reportedly wanted £30m earlier this season for the goalscoring phenomenon and it remains to be seen whether or not they have changed their valuation.

Imagine him & Allan Saint-Maximin

If Newcastle can seal a deal for the attacker, he could form an exciting relationship with Saint-Maximin at the top end of the pitch for Howe in the Premier League.

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The French winger recently claimed that he would have 10 to 15 assists per season if he had team-mates who can finish the chances that he creates, and that is why he could strike a connection with Barbosa. Flamengo’s marquee centre-forward is a sublime goalscorer and has proven it over a number of years in his homeland.

In 147 games for his club, Gabigol has found the net 99 times and provided 28 assists. This is a phenomenal return in front of goal and suggests that he is the kind of player that Saint-Maximin has been crying out for at St James’ Park.

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Former Brazil international Zico previously heaped praise on the 25-year-old marksman and hailed his potential, telling O Dia (via TNT Sports): “I think Gabigol has everything to be the greatest striker in Flamengo’s history. It’s getting there. His performance got better and better, consolidating himself as one of the greats.

“He’s already gone down in history. He is young and can do much more, and hopefully, he can do it. Doing this is always good to give joy to the Rubro-Negro fan and, logically, we always expect this from a guy who has the potential that he has.”

These comments suggest that Gabigol has the scope to develop even further, at the age of 25, and he can improve over time for Newcastle. He could plunder goals with the help of Saint-Maximin’s trickery on the wing and potentially increase his value in the future, making him a signing to not only improve the team but also prove a shrewd investment for the club.

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