Gabri Veiga is emerging as one of the most in-demand players in Europe and is set to move this summer, 90min understands.
Veiga has been one of the breakout stars in La Liga, in what is his first full season, with eights goals and three assists for a Celta Vigo side who are only four points above the relegation places. Due to Veiga’s form, Celta are now braced for his departure.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are battling each other and a host of the Premier League’s big guns to try and land the precocious 20-year-old midfielder.
While Veiga has been on the radar of most high level scouts around Europe for a couple of years having done well for Spain’s youth sides, his form this season has cultivated even more interest.
90min understands that Manchester United, Newcastle, Brighton and Brentford have watched the player in recent weeks, but they are just the latest to take an interest as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City have already scouted Veiga this season.
Veiga’s signed a new contract in the summer, but said contract included a release clause of just €40m.
Sources have told 90min that Celta are open to selling Veiga this summer, and any sale worth would €40m be a club record – beating out the €20m they picked up from Napoli for Stanislav Lobotka in 2020. Coincidentally Napoli are also interested, along with German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Despite the interest from abroad, Spanish sources believe that Veiga is likely to stay in La Liga with Real and Barca both talking to the player’s representatives, while Atletico Madrid also hold an interest.
One advantage the Spaniards are believed to have is that Celta would likely be open to a player exchange and Real, Barca and Atletico have a number players that appeal to them.
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