Liverpool have stated that they are ‘willing to pay’ the €40 million required to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Gabriel Veiga
According to AS, the Reds are one of several clubs ready to make a move for the youngster.
Veiga has emerged as one of Europe’s rising stars this season after a string of impressive performances for Celta Vigo in La Liga.
That hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the club is preparing to lose him in the summer, with their president openly admitting this week that a transfer is likely.
Manchester United, Arsenal, and Newcastle were the first to look at the player, according to AS, but Manchester City and Liverpool have also’recently joined’ the queue.
There is also interest in Spain, where Atletico Madrid has contacted the player and made an offer. Despite reports to the contrary, Real Madrid has yet to do so.
Veiga has yet to decide what to do, and his future will be determined by which agency he joins, with most of the world’s best agencies vying for his signature.
Once that decision is made, the race for him is likely to pick up considerably, though for the time being, he is simply focused on his football and assisting Celta.
The club would prefer an agreement in which he is sold for a club record fee and then loaned back for a year, but they are aware that this will be difficult to sell to any prospective buyers.
That would almost certainly be the case with Liverpool, where it is easy to imagine that they would want Veiga right away given their midfield problems this season and a desire for radical change in that area moving forward.