Aiming for a generational change in midfielders, Liverpool upgraded from last season with the signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, amid reported interest in young midfielders such as Khéphren Thuram and Manu Koné.
At the same time, Liverpool showed strong interest in Spanish U-21 midfielder Gabri Veiga, who plays for Celta de Vigo. Interest waned with the additions of Mac Allister and Szoboszlai, but once again, the player’s departure has become a topic of debate.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool has made an offer of €25 million for the Spanish U-21 midfielder, who is under contract until 2026. However, the offer does not include a transfer this summer, but rather a stay at Celta until next summer.
The club, which has been managed by Rafa Benitez, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in the past, is believed to be demanding €40 million for a move this summer, and interest from Premier League sides is also likely to keep him in La Liga at this point.
With Jordan Henderson and Fabinho also leaving the club in quick succession, and Liverpool moving to acquire a defensive midfielder, it is unlikely that they will take concrete action to acquire attacking midfielder Veiga.
However, it would make sense if it were a reinforcement for next summer. Thiago Alcántara is expected to leave on a free transfer next summer, and in addition to securing a number of players, a further generational change in the midfielders can be promoted.
The 21-year-old midfielder is attracting interest from all over Europe, so the race for him will be fierce. Will Liverpool be able to further strengthen their midfield?