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Celta Vigo adamant PSG target Gabriel Veiga will only leave for release clause

Celta Vigo adamant PSG target Gabriel Veiga will only leave for release clause

Celta Vigo attacking midfielder Gabriel Veiga has emerged as one of the hottest properties in the summer transfer market.

There are no shortage of suitors across Europe lining up to capture the youngster’s signature, with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City touted as possible destinations.

However, Paris Saint-Germain are considered the favourites to sign Veiga, with sporting advisor Luis Campos, who holds a similar role at Celta, playing a pivotal role in negotiations.

Talks between both clubs are reportedly at an advanced stage, but they are still at odds over the player’s valuation.

Veiga has a €40 million termination clause in his contract, but PSG want to negotiate a lower fee.

However, the Spanish club remain steadfast in their determination to hang on to their prized asset.

They have reiterated that Veiga is not for sale, but they will be powerless to stop his departure if the release clause is activated.

“Gabri Veiga is not for sale – we are counting on the player,” Celta’s sports coordinator Juan Carlos Calero said (via Foot Mercato). 

“Now he is on vacation after Euro U21. We don’t know what will happen by the end of the transfer window, but he is enthusiastic about next season. 

“I have a feeling that big clubs want him. He will have options. But there is still no offer. We think he had a brilliant season. It’s not easy for a first season, but the transfer window will dictate what happens for his future.”

Celta’s stance on the player could scupper PSG’s plans to bring him to Parc des Princes this summer.

The 21-year-old gained wider attention following his impressive breakout campaign last season, where he netted 11 goals and four assists in La Liga.

He represented Spain at the just concluded under-21 European Championship, helping Santi Denia’s side reach the final, although they lost out to England.

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