Napoli have reportedly made a £25.9m bid for Celta Vigo’s Spanish starlet Gabri Veiga.
The midfielder as ‘s side bid to improve their midfield, but Napoli have made him their prime target.
His release clause is set at £34.5m, but the Italian side are keen to try and get him for cheaper.However, they face a tough task convincing Celta Vigo to budge.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Celta Vigo have rejected Napoli’s offer, but negotiations over a potential deal will continue.
The 21-year-old has made 55 appearances in Spain since breaking into his side’s first team, netting 11 goals in the process.
Napoli have made a £25.9million bid for Celta Vigo and Spain U21 star Gabri Veiga (right)
Celta Vigo have rejected the offer but negotiations over a potential deal will continue
Liverpool had been chasing Veiga but have turned their focus to recruiting a defensive midfielder
Liverpool have been looking to improve their midfield , which starts this weekend.
and , while James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain departed at the end of their contracts.
at the start of the window, while .
More signings are expected, but the focus on trying to recruit a defensive midfielder has allowed Napoli to pounce and bid for Veiga.
Veiga burst onto the scene last season in LaLiga, also starring for Spain as they reached the final of the European Under 21 Championships before losing to England.
He’s tipped for a big future in the game and Serie A could be his next destination with Napoli expected to persist with negotiations until a deal is agreed.
It’s possible Celta Vigo will hold out for the Italian champions to pay the 21-year-old’s release clause before allowing their academy talent to leave.
Veiga shone for Spain at the European U21 Championships this summer as they lost in the final to England