Brazilian wonderkid Angelo Gabriel rejected a move to Nottingham Forest in January, favouring staying with Santos instead.
Now it’s claimed by UOL that his current club have a dilemma with the youngster.
Angelo had the choice of a move to Forest or Flamengo in January. As a result, he opted to stick with Santos to continue his development.
Forest moved on to other targets but its likely that they will retain an interest in the talented teenager.
Santos are in a bit of a sticky situation though. His form has dropped off a cliff and that’s a worry to his current club.
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The report claims that they are tempted to drop him to the bench in a bid to help him rediscover his very best form.
Angelo has made 16 appearances this season but he’s only registered one assist in the way of goal contributions.
Santos aren’t happy with that level of form and they’re now in a bit of a quandary regarding the player.
UOL also claim that the player is keen to move in the summer and perhaps his head has been turned.
Forest had a poor January transfer window. They added Chris Wood into their attacking ranks and after a few games, he picked up a season-ending injury.
Angelo rejected Forest move and Santos have a dilemma
Although the youngster looks set for a bright future, it’s perhaps a good job Forest didn’t get him in January.
Clearly, he’s very raw and the fact he’s not really pulling up any trees in Brazil speaks volumes.
To thrust him not only into the Premier League but a relegation battle could have been very foolish.
The Reds opted for tried and tested and although that’s not really worked either, it was an understandable approach.
Angelo looks as though he wants out from Santos in the summer.
Forest will need to stay up to even be in with a shout but either way it’s clear that the youngster is currently nothing more than a work in progress.