The agent of Inter Milan's new signing, Gabriel Barbosa, has revealed that he used the interest of other clubs to ensure his client received the best possible deal.
The Brazil international was the subject of widespread interest after his exploits for both club and country, with the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Leicester City strongly linked with a move for the player.
However, it was the Nerazzurri who ultimately secured the 20-year-old's services, after agreeing to make him one of the club's best-paid players.
Barbosa's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, told Yahoo Esportes: "We had proposals for the lad from Inter, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Leicester.
"Thanks to these situations we were able to better negotiate his salary with Inter, so he'll be one of the best-paid players at the club.
"His net monthly wage packet will be circa €380,000, which is almost how much he earns per year at Santos. Inter will actually pay €460,000 before taxes."
'Gabigol' as he is affectionately known to fans and team-mates, will officially complete his move to Inter next week.