Newcastle United are plotting an audacious swoop for Celta Vigo’s talented midfield starlet Gabri Veiga. According to a report by Fichajes, the Magpies want to snatch the 20-year-old from under the noses of Real Madrid. Gabri Veiga has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta Vigo.
The Spaniard has been a breakout star for Celta Vigo this season. A product of the club’s famed academy, Veiga has blossomed into one of La Liga’s most promising young players.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has scored nine goals and provided four assists in 33 appearances this term. His impressive displays have caught the attention of Real Madrid and Newcastle United.
Real Madrid are looking to the future as midfield legends Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are in the twilight of their careers.
Veiga has emerged as a target to eventually replace the seasoned duo. However, recent reports suggest the midfield prodigy would prefer a move to Real Madrid over the Premier League.
Newcastle United Look to Pounce on Real Madrid Target Gabri Veiga
Newcastle United, though, are determined to beat Los Blancos to Veiga’s signature. Under Eddie Howe’s guidance, the Magpies have transformed their fortunes but want to build on their progress.
Newcastle see Veiga as someone who can improve their midfield and are willing to trigger his €40 million release clause.
While Veiga may favour Real Madrid, Newcastle United are ready to swoop in for the Spaniard. It remains to be seen if Real Madrid will match Newcastle’s offer to land one of Spain’s brightest young talents. The race is on between the European heavyweights to sign Gabri Veiga.