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Gabigol snubbed Juventus for Inter Milan

Gabigol snubbed Juventus for Inter Milan

Gabigol excited by Inter Milan's ambitions

Brazilian youngster Gabriel Barbosa has admitted that he chose Inter Milan ahead of Serie A champions Juventus. The striker linked up with the Nerazzurri last week following an extended rest for his involvement at the Olympics.

Gabigol had courted interest from a whole host of European clubs over the summer, but it was eventually the Nerazzurri who acquired his services from Santos in August.

When asked on why he chose the San Siro outfit, Gabriel said : "For the project."

"Inter want to return to being a very strong team. Because of that, I decided to go to Italy with my family,"

 "This is why I preferred Inter to Juventus."

The 20-year-old is often likened to former Santos graduate and Barcelona forward Neymar, but he still has a long way to go if he is to make a name for himself at one of Europe's elite clubs.