In an effort to replace the average age of its midfielders and replace those who left the club at the end of their contracts, Liverpool successfully upgraded from last season by acquiring Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig.
In the process, interest in various midfielders from Europe was rumored. One name that was mentioned as a candidate, along with Khéphren Thuram and Manu Koné, France’s next generation of midfielders, was Gabri Veiga, a Spanish U-21 midfielder who plays for Celta de Vigo.
With Napoli reportedly paying a release clause and reaching a personal agreement, the battle may be stirred up. According to the Nacional, Liverpool is preparing to move for the player, and is re-focusing its attention on the gem of a player who is also attracting interest from Real Madrid.
Veiga is not a defensive midfielder to be pursued, but more of a midfielder who can score goals. His outstanding performances in La Liga last season, with 11 goals and 4 assists in 36 games, have led to interest from a number of clubs.
Napoli is closing in on the young Spanish midfielder as a possible replacement for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, who is expected to move to Saudi Arabia, and the deal is close to being completed.
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