Real Madrid held a meeting with La Liga club Celta Vigo earlier today to discuss the transfer of young midfielder Gabri Veiga.
The 20-year-old has become one of the most sought-after young talents of the summer after an explosive season so far in which he has scored nine La Liga goals and assisted three more. .
Veiga has attracted interest from top Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool, among others, while Real Madrid also have an eye on the young midfielder. Los Blancos are set to refresh their midfield as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos enter the final stages of their careers.
Both are out of contract at the end of the season and even if renewed, the duo are only expected to continue for one more season. And with Dani Ceballos’ contract also set to expire this summer, Real Madrid may need to strengthen their midfield.
Jude Bellingham remains a prime target for the Whites but Veiga is also being pursued, regardless of concern for the former. Earlier today, Celta Vigo president announced that Real Madrid had not been in contact with the club about Veiga, while also confirming that he has a release clause in his contract, worth an estimated €40 million. .
Now, it looks like the defending champions Spain have had initial talks with Veiga on the Galician side. It remains to be seen whether this leads to a more concrete approach and delivery. It is reported that Real Madrid will not be willing to pay the full amount of the €40 million release clause for Veiga but they may reconsider.
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