Deal is set rolling as LIVERPOOL ‘is negotiating’ with SPANISH MIDFIELDER BUT WILL NOT PAY £40MILLION

Liverpool reportedly wants Gabri Veiga, a Spanish midfielder, but they are unwilling to meet the £40 million release clause that would seal the deal.

The 21-year-old is anticipated to depart Celta Vigo this summer after an outstanding 2022–23 season, during which he made 36 appearances in La Liga and scored 11 goals and provided four assists.

His current contract features a release clause worth about £40 million that has drawn interest from clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, and Barcelona. His current deal is slated to expire in June 2026.

Veiga’s market value is presently £30 million, but Transfermarkt estimates that it will rise significantly over the coming years.

Although the young midfielder is presently representing Spain at the Under-21 European Championship, he has already made two appearances for the Spanish National Team.

Veiga entered the game in the 74th minute of Spain’s opening match, a 3-0 triumph over Romania.


Veiga mostly plays the number eight position as a roaming player who can pick up the ball in difficult situations and use his speed and technical skill to advance his team.

The youthful player also has the ability to enter the goal area late and end up in scoring positions, which has greatly aided Veiga in scoring goals.

Due to the inability of players like Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, and Fabinho to play with the same intensity, these qualities have been noticeably absent from Liverpool’s midfield recently.

From Liverpool’s present possibilities, Harvey Elliott would be the one who most closely resembles Veiga, but despite displaying several brilliant flashes, the Englishman hasn’t been able to produce a continuous run of form.

According to Liverpool’s system, Veiga should occupy the right side of the midfield while Alexis MacAllister should take Thiago’s place on the opposing side.

These two possibilities would give Jurgen Klopp’s midfield a completely new dimension and a level of creativity that hasn’t been seen from the midfield since the German’s arrival.


Veiga, a Spanish player, completes 2.67 progressive carries and 4.28 progressive passes per 90, so you should anticipate seeing a lot of progressive play and forward-thinking actions from him.

The 21-year-old also provides a significant direct goal threat that Liverpool lacks in their current midfield unit, with Veiga averaging 2.43 shots, 1.14 shots on target, 0.59 goals or assists per 90 minutes.

Jordan Henderson, who could be his rival, only gets 1.61 progressive carries, 0.88 shots, 0.19 shots on goal, and 0.11 goals or assists per 90.


Gabri Veiga, who I think would be a great addition to the Reds, has a good chance of becoming one of the top midfielders in the world.

But I can see why Liverpool might be wary of paying so much for a midfielder who has only had one season of significant success.

Given the recent rumors over Fabio Carvalho’s future, I would consider this deal a no-brainer for the Reds if Liverpool were able to negotiate a price closer to £30 million.

A great midfield formation for the upcoming season and the following five years, in my opinion, would be Mac Allister and Veiga ahead of Fabinho or the Kephrem Thuram with Liverpool connections.


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