Liverpool are reportedly willing to pay the release clause to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga during the upcoming summer transfer window.
With Jurgen Klopp previously being urged by Graeme Souness to push FSG into spending more money on bringing new players to the club, it has been claimed that the Reds have identified someone they are open to splashing the cash on this summer.
According to a recent report from AS (via Sport Witness), Liverpool are willing to pay the release clause in Veiga contract at Celta, which is apparently worth €40m (£35m), to sign him this summer.
The report also adds that clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Manchester City are looking at the player as well.
Having made 64 appearances for Celta’s youth team, across which he scored 10 goals, the Spaniard has since gone on to make 44 senior appearances for his current club, finding the net nine times and providing three assists.
All of those senior goals and assists have come across the 25 La Liga games the 20-year-old has played in this season.
To further showcase how much of an exciting attacking player he is, the youngster ranks in the top three at Celta for the average of shots (1.9), key passes (0.8) and dribbles per game (1.2) he’s made in La Liga this season.
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Then from a defensive point of view, only five other players at the club have a higher combined total of tackles and interceptions (48) than Veiga, which shows how much of a well-rounded midfield figure he is.
Described as a “highly talented box-to-box midfielder” by talent scout Jacek Kulig, the Celta youngster has certainly shown why he has a handful of Premier League clubs looking at him.
With the Merseyside club having the likes of Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho in their squad, adding Veiga to the mix could give them a trio of young midfielders that may go on to become prominent long-term figures for the Reds.