Newcastle want to sign £35m midfielder who Real Madrid think is too expensive
Newcastle United are primed to financially out-muscle Real Madrid in the chase for young Spanish sensation Gabri Veiga.
That was such a nice sentence to type.
A report from Spanish outlet Sport.es has claimed that Real Madrid won’t compete with Newcastle for Celta Vigo‘s wonderkid Gabri Veiga.
Celta Vigo will not accept anything less than the £35m release clause
Celta Vigo will not budge on their position that Veiga will only be able to leave if a club activates his £35million release clause which Real Madrid are not prepared to do.
That paves the way for Newcastle and Liverpool to battle it out for the 21-year-old. The report claims that Liverpool have already offered Veiga significantly improved terms to his current Celta terms and are willing to meet the release clause demands.
They go on to say that Newcastle will not want to miss out and claim that the Magpies will be happy to meet the clause demands and will ‘spare no resources’ when it comes to the player’s deal.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting battle for Veiga who has caught the attention of many a club and pundit recently with his outstanding performances for Celta. He made 40 appearances and scored 11 goals in all competitions for Celta Vigo last season.
Imagine what a player Veiga could become under Howe’s guidance at Newcastle
If Eddie Howe can turn Jacob Murphy into a Champions League player, imagine what he could do with someone with the raw talent of Gabri Veiga.
Newcastle will have the advantage of being able to offer Champions League football over Liverpool’s Europa League offering, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a sure thing for the Magpies. Liverpool have a lot of history in the Champions League and it’s unlikely that they’ll be absent from it for too long, and Veiga will be aware of that.
I’ve got everything crossed that Newcastle can emerge victorious on this one. Gabri Veiga is one of the most exciting emerging talents in Europe and we don’t want to miss out.