Fabrizio Romano has detailed why Liverpool chose not to sign Gabri Veiga, with the Celta Vigo midfielder set to join Napoli.
The £34m-rated Spanish youth international was one of the most sought-after players in all of Europe this window with Premier League interest high in Veiga, with Liverpool firmly in the race.
However, it’s Napoli who have surprisingly won the race for the La Liga wonderkid, though Liverpool do have a clear reason why they chose not to sign Veiga this window.
Romano said: “Gabri Veiga – The Celta Vigo midfielder is now closing in on a move to Napoli despite links with Premier League clubs earlier this summer.
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“Liverpool decided to go for different kind of midfielders, Chelsea did the same with Romeo Lavia. So it’s about skills – they all rated Veiga as top talent but didn’t bid due to different vision.”
Liverpool’s reasoning for not signing Veiga makes sense
Having signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai this window, adding another attack-minded midfielder in Veiga would have been a strange move from Liverpool’s point of view.
Whilst there’s no denying Veiga’s talent, the Spaniard would have struggled to break into Liverpool’s starting XI and would have been a poor fit for Jurgen Klopp’s new long-term vision.
Moreover, Napoli are a dream club for Veiga, with the reigning Italian giants a team who will give the youngster regular minutes and a platform to play in the UEFA Champions League.