As said right here, in this blog, the youngster gave many hints in October he was going to join Timão and the negotiations have been confirmed this week
Former Manchester City, Gabby gave many hints on his twitter about clubs he was negotating with. Firstly, after confirming he would not sign professionaly with Man City, ha went to Old Trafford many times and talking with its rival United, but the negotiations didn’t go well.
Then, the youngster trained at West Ham, filling their supporters with hope, but nothing came from that.
In October he began giving hints he would come back to Brazil, where he only played at Flamengo, from 2009 to 2011. He confirmed he would play for a Brazilian team, but didn’t said which one. But not much later, he sent tweets to Alexandre Pato and answered questions with hints that Corinthians would be his new club.
Still a youth level player, Gabriel began his career at Sporting, then passed by Tottenham, Arsenal (for training), Flamengo and Manchester City, where the player was highly compared with Milan’s star Kaká.
What Corinthians did see to sign Gabriel? Not much more than what you can see in this youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/onzedemaio/videos.