Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to sign Arsenal target and Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga this summer, as per TEAMtalk.
The 20-year-old has recently made a name for himself after turning in promising performances at the Estadio Municipal de Balados this season, where he scored nine goals and recorded four assists in 32 La Liga appearances.
It has previously been claimed that Arsenal is interested in signing the young midfielder to bolster their engine room at the end of this season as a result of the midfielder’s impressive performances for Celta. Veiga is reportedly eager to play for Mikel Arteta and is encouraged by Arsenal’s interest.
However, TEAMtalk’s report claims that Liverpool is ‘pushing’ for Veiga and is prepared to activate the young player’s £35 million release clause.
The Merseyside club is now in “pole position,” according to the report, to land the midfielder’s services, so it appears Liverpool will defeat Arsenal in this race.
Liverpool via Veiga.
The fact that Liverpool wants to upgrade their midfield in the summer and is prepared to acquire up to three midfielders on the market is an open secret. Mason Mount, Alexis Mac Allister, and Ryan Gravenberch were mentioned as their top targets prior to the summer window, but Veiga is now emerging as a viable option.
Although he can play as an attacking midfielder, the 20-year-old prefers to play the box-to-box position. He is technically sound, has a keen eye for long-range goals, can set up chances for the attackers, can dribble past defenders on the other team in confined spaces, and can also play defense.
Veiga is a very gifted player who has the ability to develop into a top-tier midfielder in the future. Therefore, if either Liverpool or Arsenal were able to sign him this summer, he would be a great addition.
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Recent Italian media reports have made Liverpool look like a serious contender to sign Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella.
The Reds are one of the English clubs keeping an eye on the 26-year-old, according to InterLive.it, who adds further support for this.
The Italian club’s success this year has been largely due to the midfielder, and they have now guaranteed a spot in the Champions League final.
The fact that Liverpool is interested in the Italy international makes Inter aware that some of their stars have found themselves on the Premier League’s radar.
His performances have pleased Jürgen Klopp, who ‘constantly’ discusses him, according to the report. According to reports, the German coach has reportedly asked his club’s owners to “make an effort” to sign Barella before the summer season.
Liverpool might make the Nerazzurri an offer of about €80 million, according to InterLive.
Because they have struggled this season without him on the field, the Serie A team would do everything in its power to keep the player. Additionally, they are aware that it would be difficult to turn down an offer from Liverpool or another major English club in the upcoming window.
Will the Liverpool owners heed Klopp’s advice to sign the Serie A star? It will be interesting to see.