Former Arsenal central defender Gabriel would be happy to change his international allegiance from Brazil to Spain if the Spaniards were to give him a call.
Although he says he always wanted to play for Brazil, what with him being Brazilian, Gabriel has stated he would change to Spain if they gave him a call.
The 28-year-old has been on the Brazil bench six times throughout his career but has yet to play a single minute of football for them.
“I would open the doors for the Spanish National Team,” Gabriel said.
“The Brazilian National Team does not give me the opportunity and the Spanish gives it to me, I will respect it a lot.
“I was born Brazilian and also to the Brazilian people, my family, and friends I would have to give them an explanation if that happens and I go with the Spanish team, everyone knows why the team calls you and why that is.
“You do a great job and you don’t have the opportunity with the Brazilian team. And if the Spanish summons me, why don’t I go with her?
“Obviously I will accept it. I am processing the passport and if they give it to me, next year there is Euro Cup and if they call me I will accept it.”
As soon as he gets his passport, Superdeportes write, Gabriel will be eligible for the Spanish national side having landed there in 2017 from Arsenal.
He also spent two years in the country before Arsenal paid £13.5m for him in 2015.