Role: poacher / complete forward
Price tag: £2.5 million (in patch 14.1.2)
CA: 116 / PA: -9 (between 150-180)
Gabriel Barbosa profile in 2013 (after starting new game, BETA version)
Gabriel Barbosa profile aged 23 in the year 2020
Gabriel Barbosa career history until 2020
This FM 2014 player profile of Gabriel Barbosa shows a tremendous Brazilian talent, promising at the age of 16 and quite impressive a few years later. You can snap him up from Santos for 2.5 million at the start of the game and I think that would be a sound investment as his value at the age of 23 went up to 16.5 million in my save.
However, my test save didn’t bring about the best of careers for this kid, he got sold all over the place, from Barcelona to Italy, then Ukraine, then back to Italy and finally to AS Monaco. The kid always delivered goals though and even managed to bag 4 in 4 appearances for the Brazil national team, adding to the 22 in 37 apps for the Under 20 team.
His attributes at the age of 23 are quite impressive considering that at such an age he can still be developed. He has good finishing, solid mental attributes, plus very good speed and agility along with decent strength as well. This kid could be the poacher that you need but he can also make a solid complete forward.
Best buy rating: 9.5/10