Date:4th January 2022 at 1:45pm
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West Ham recorded their latest impressive result of an outstanding season on Saturday, as David Moyes’ side ran out 3-2 winners over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The visitors had cruised to a three goal lead in the second half, but two late goals from the Eagles threatened the Hammers’ lead, although they did ultimately hold on to secure a second successive victory.

The first half of the season has been a huge success for Moyes’ side, who cruised through their Europa League group and currently sit fifth in the Premier League table.

The Hammers’ performances have earned high praise from supporters and pundits alike, and it now appears that their success of late could even help them to lure one of their top targets to the London Stadium.

As per Sky Sports, Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa, who is a target for West Ham, has watched the Londoners this season and has been impressed by what he has seen.

Gabigol’s prolific record in the Brazilian Serie A has attracted interest from clubs in England

The report states that the Brazilian, nicknamed ‘Gabigol’, is keen on a move to England, and has also attracted interest from three other unnamed Premier League clubs.

Gabigol has a remarkable record of 104 goals in 147 games for his current side, but is reportedly keen on securing a move to England as he feels it would give him the best opportunity to cement a place in the national side ahead of this year’s World Cup.

The 25-year-old has scored five goals in 17 matches for Brazil since making his debut in 2016.

West Ham are believed to be in the market for a striker in the near future to take some of the goalscoring burden away from Michail Antonio, who became the club’s highest Premier League scorer earlier this season.

Gabigol, who had a brief spell with Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan before returning to his homeland, allegedly watches all of the Hammers’ games and is said to be impressed with David Moyes’ efforts at the club so far.

 
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