Anybody who has ever performed soccer supervisor is aware of that it’s unimaginable to withstand splashing massive cash on an unknown entity from Brazil, if there may be a likelihood that they will show to be an absolute world participant.
They by no means are, however that is past the purpose.
La Liga giants Barcelona aren’t shy about scrubbing the Brazilian leagues for buried gems, and their newest raid in South America appears to be like like catching Flamengo midfielder Gerson.
Barça is rumored to be on the verge of securing the companies of the younger Brazilian, however his story doesn’t fairly match the ‘South American picked from obscurity to play in Europe for the primary time’ stereotype.
Here is every part you should know in regards to the man who can check with Camp Nou subsequent season …
Gerson moved to Roma in 2016 | Mario Carlini / Iguana Press / Getty Photographs
Anybody who follows Serie A with nice curiosity is aware of precisely what we imply once we say that he has not spent his whole profession in Brazil.
The rumor that Gerson can be on Barcelona’s want listing all the best way again in 2015, though he selected to maneuver to Roma as a substitute.
To say that the changer didn’t go in keeping with plan can be one thing of an understatement. Gerson spent three years in Italy – one among whom was despatched on mortgage to Fiorentina for – and he returned to Brazil in 2019 with simply ten league begins for Roma below his belt.
Gerson began at Fluminense | Alexandre Loureiro / Getty Photographs
Talking of his transfer again to Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo splashed £ 10.6 million to carry Gerson again to his homeland in 2019, however when he signed for them, he joined the town’s rivals in Fluminense – the membership that gave him his first alternative in skilled soccer.
It’s truthful to say that the transfer didn’t go nicely together with his earlier employers, though his resolution has been justified after choosing up many silver shares together with the 2019 Copa Libertadores.
Gerson performs for Flamengo throughout Membership World Cup 2019 | Eurasia Sport Photographs / Getty Photographs
Barcelona’s curiosity just isn’t the primary time Gerson has been linked with a serious European membership since transferring again to Brazil.
In recent times alone, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and Tottenham have all reportedly been eager to achieve an settlement on the midfielder, with the latter all in favour of seeing them place a £ 16m bid that was rapidly rejected by Flamengo.
Plainly Barcelona can have acquired their man this time with a bid of 21.5 million kilos sufficient to tempt the Brazilian apparel to separate from his gifted midfielder.
Gerson has been wonderful since transferring again to Brazil | Eurasia Sport Photographs / Getty Photographs
Chances are high the one factor you’ve gotten gathered up to now from this text is that he’s a younger Brazilian who misplaced his first interval in European soccer, so what’s there to find out about his sort of play?
If you happen to’re the variety of soccer fan who bases his whole notion of a participant on what number of targets they accumulate for the season, Gerson just isn’t the participant for you.
Hungary just isn’t the kind to take ten targets and ten assists in a season from midfield, however what he affords is a progressive sort of play stuffed with power, whereas his ball enjoying capability is precisely what you’ll anticipate from a Brazilian midfielder.
Gerson representing the Brazilian U20 facet | Sandro Pereyra / Getty Photographs
You could be questioning why this boy has not represented the Brazilian senior facet if he’s so particular, however politics can play a position in his omission.
Gerson performed for the U20 crew between 2015-2016 and was on the verge of a name to the senior squad in 2019.
Later that yr, nonetheless, he refused an invite to the U23 squad to take part in the Summer time Olympics and claimed that he was affected by fatigue after a strenuous marketing campaign with Flamengo.
The information didn’t go nicely and rumors have surfaced that his lack of dedication to the senior facet is because of his refusal to characterize his nation on the Olympics.
Gerson’s father appears to have loads to say about his future Eurasia Sport Photographs / Getty Photographs
Okay, perhaps it is slightly melodramatic, however his dad actually likes to entertain the media.
With many European golf equipment already monitoring their son’s progress final yr, Marcos Santos was not shy about throwing extra names into the combo, claiming that Arsenal had been additionally eager to get a deal.
Whether or not it was true or not, we’ll most likely by no means know, however to be fully sincere, we’re all for it. It is most likely very embarrassing for the participant himself, however get his dad in entrance of the cameras and ask him to compensate for extra gossip for us.