Gabri Veiga has reportedly accepted a propsal to join Napoli, with Liverpool set to miss out on the Celta Vigo superstar.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Spanish youth international has agreed to make the switch to Napoli with the reigning Italian champions now working on a fee with the La Liga side for Veiga.

With a release clause of €40m (£34m), there’s a good chance that Napoli will have to match this figure if they’re to sign Veiga, a fee that Liverpool are seemingly not willing to match this summer.

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for Veiga this summer alongside a number of other Premier League clubs. Yet Romeo Lavia is seemingly Liverpool’s priority this week.

As a result, Napoli are now in the clear to sign Veiga, with Celta Vigo likely to push the Serie A champions all the way to their demanded fee of £34m for the Spanish wonderkid.

Liverpool might regret not pushing to sign Veiga this summer

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Veiga has felt like a mythical player amongst Liverpool fans given how much the midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer.

Yet with Napoli now closing in on the youngster, the Reds could soon regret missing out on the Spanish prospect, who could have been a great addition for Liverpool.

Whilst Lavia would be a sensational deal and one that Jurgen Klopp’s side need, Veiga would no doubt be as good a signing for Liverpool, with goalscoring midfielders a rare breed in this era of the game.

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