Manchester City is reportedly interested in signing Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga. The Spaniard has attracted attention throughout Europe with his impressive performances. According to Fabrizio Romano, Veiga’s availability for a fee below his €40m release clause may facilitate City’s pursuit of the player. With the departure of Ilkay Gundogan, City is looking to strengthen their midfield options. Consequently, Veiga’s goal-scoring abilities and versatility make him an appealing prospect.
City Needs Midfield Reinforcement: Gabri Veiga
While Manchester City has already secured the signing of Mateo Kovacic, the club is still considering further reinforcements in midfield. City has explored the possibility of adding another midfielder to their squad. The club had initially considered players like Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice but eventually withdrew from those pursuits. Nonetheless, Manchester City continues to be linked with potential targets such as Thiago Almada and Frenkie de Jong.
Among the potential midfield signings, Gabri Veiga is a more feasible option for Manchester City. The 21-year-old Spaniard caught the eye with his performances for Celta Vigo last season, scoring 11 goals and providing four assists. Former Celta Vigo manager Carlos Carvalhal praised Veiga’s adaptability, as he successfully transitioned from a number 10 role to a deep-lying midfielder. Veiga’s goal-scoring ability and clinical finishing have impressed observers, making him an attractive target for City.
Premier League Competition
Gabri Veiga’s impressive performances have garnered attention from several Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea are reportedly vying for his signature, with all three London clubs considering activating his release clause. However, Celta Vigo’s president, Carlos Mourino, has made it clear that they are unwilling to sell Veiga for anything less than the release clause amount.
Gabri Veiga has a release clause of €40m (£34m). There are further indications that Manchester City may be able to secure his services for a lower fee. Talks between Manchester City and Celta Vigo are ongoing as they explore the possibility of a transfer.
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