Napoli Pursues Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga with £25.9m Bid, But Offer Gets Rejected
Napoli has entered the race to sign the talented Spanish midfielder Gabri Veiga from Celta Vigo, making a bold move with a £25.9 million offer. While Liverpool had their sights on Veiga as a midfield improvement for the upcoming season, Napoli swooped in, aiming to secure him as their prized asset.
Veiga’s release clause stands at £34.5 million, but Napoli is keen on securing a better deal. The challenge they face, however, is convincing Celta Vigo to consider their offer. Negotiations are underway, even though Celta Vigo has turned down the initial bid, according to reports by Fabrizio Romano.
At just 21 years old, Veiga has already made a notable impact with 55 appearances in Spain’s top league, scoring 11 goals for his team. Although Napoli’s bid was rejected, discussions surrounding a potential agreement are ongoing.
Liverpool, in their pursuit of midfield reinforcement for the new Premier League season, initially had their sights on Veiga. However, the focus has shifted toward securing a defensive midfielder. The departures of players like Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have prompted Liverpool’s need for midfield replacements.
As the transfer window unfolds, Napoli’s strategic move to target Veiga demonstrates their intent to bolster their squad. Veiga’s promising performance in LaLiga last season, coupled with his contribution to Spain’s run to the European Under 21 Championships final, has highlighted his potential. While Napoli persists in negotiations, Celta Vigo could be inclined to wait for the right offer before allowing their talented youngster to depart.
The next destination for Veiga, who exhibited his talents at the European U21 Championships, could very well be Serie A, with Napoli poised to continue their pursuit until a suitable agreement is reached.