Liverpool are now one of the reported favourites to sign Celta Vigo talent Gabri Veiga, with Real Madrid seemingly pulling out of the race for the midfielder.
According to journalist Javier Rubiano, Los Blancos see good potential in the 20-year-old La Liga star, however, Madrid are not willing to shell out the €40m (£35m) for Veiga in fears that the youngster doesn’t develop, with Liverpool and Manchester City also more interested in the youngster.
The Reds have been heavily linked with Veiga for some weeks after a breakout season in La Liga, with the midfielder bagging an impressive nine goals and four assists this campaign from a central position, a run of form that has caught the eye of England’s biggest and best.
With Liverpool targeting multiple central midfielders this summer, Veiga is emerging as a promising option for the Merseyside giants, and Madrid’s newest stance on the Celta wonderkid is an encouraging sign for Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer.
Indeed, Veiga adds a lot of what Liverpool have been missing in the midfield this season, and with Madrid now out of the picture for the time being, the Reds have a good shot of landing the Spanish youth international if they can now beat the likes of City to the youngster.
Liverpool have to take advantage of Madrid’s stance on Veiga
Madrid dropping their interest is hardly a surprise to most fans, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side seemingly keen on signing the next big central midfielder rather than a player who has enjoyed a great breakout season. Yet for Liverpool, Veiga could be exactly what they need.
The 20-year-old has impressed greatly for Celta this season, and under a coach like Klopp, Veiga will only improve on his craft and potentially gift Liverpool a weapon from midfield that they’ve missed for quite some time.