It’s a rumour that has been strong since the transfer window opened, and likely won’t unless the player moves elsewhere, but Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga is not currently set for a move to Anfield as part of the club’s midfield rebuild.
The 21-year-old has caught the eye of a host of top clubs, with an impressive 11 goals and four assists in 36 games in La Liga last season. Previous reports claimed Liverpool had offered the player a contract worth £80,000 per week.
Veiga’s €40 million (£34.4m) release clause makes him an affordable option, and it is no surprise if the Reds are genuinely considering a bid for the player as the club looks to shift to a more attack-minded midfield approach.
However, whilst confirming the club holds an interest, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that a move for Veiga is “not imminent”.
Liverpool are informed on Gabri Veiga but they have submitted NO bid — and it’s not something imminent, again. 🔴🇪🇸 #LFC
Veiga remains in Chelsea list, they had direct contacts and will discuss internally think about it ⤵️ https://t.co/VkHOaRzYwF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2023
Veiga is currently representing Spain in the U21 Euros and it is reported that he will make a decision on his future following the conclusion of the tournament, which could be one reason this deal is currently on the backburner.
Furthermore Liverpool have been heavily linked in recent days with a move for Nice midfielder Kephren Thuram, which may well be taking priority. That’s not to say Veiga won’t appear on the radar again in the near future, enough reports have come out to suggest there is definite interest in the player and with a number of spaces to fill in midfield a further signing beyond Thuram would not be overkill.