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Napoli join race for Celta Vigo youngster Gabri Veiga

Napoli join race for Celta Vigo youngster Gabri Veiga

Napoli have joined the race to sign highly sought-after Celta Vigo attacking midfielder Gabri Veiga, claims Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 21-year-old is one of the most wanted youngsters in La Liga, with several European clubs lining up to land his signature.

Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the Spanish midfielder.

However, Napoli are looking to beat the competition and secure his services, but they have been told to stump up the cash to finalise the deal.

Having risen through the academy ranks at Celta, Veiga has established himself as a key part of the first team. 

He is also one of the finest young midfielders in the division – evidenced by the number of clubs interested in signing him.

The 21-year-old was in inspired form for Celta last season, bagging 11 goals and four assists in 39 appearances across all competitions.

His contract with the Galician club runs until 2026, but there is a €40 million release clause in his current deal.

Veiga is almost certain to leave Celta this summer, but the Spanish club have refused to sanction his departure unless his release clause is triggered.

Their stance has put off several interested parties, who have since turned elsewhere in search of midfield reinforcements.

However, Veiga still has a potential suitor, with Napoli keen to lure him to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium this summer.

The reigning Serie A champions have reportedly lodged a €30m bid to test Celta’s resolve. But their proposal has been rejected, with the Spanish club standing firm on the player’s valuation.

Talks are still ongoing between both clubs as the Partenopei see the Spain under-21 international as a viable replacement for contract rebel Piotr Zielinski.

The Polish midfielder is subject to interest from the Saudi Pro League, and Napoli are open to selling him with his contract set to expire next year.

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