Newcastle have been tracking Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga according to a recent report in The Sun. The young Spaniard has been a revelation in his first full season with Celta’s senior side.
Veiga got a taste of first-team football last season appearing in ten matches. This season he has become an influential presence with 8 goals and 3 assists in 23 La Liga appearances.
Those exploits have landed him on the radar of Newcastle and Manchester United with the Magpies keen on adding quality at the top of the pitch this summer. While the sample size is small, Veiga could become a special talent.
Celta Viga are trying to tie down their home-grown midfielder on a new long-term deal primarily to remove or increase his £35m release clause. His current contract runs until 2026 so there is little chance he’ll be prised away from the Balaidos for anything less.
The 20-year-old is one of a number of up-and-coming talents Newcaslte are monitoring. He would fulfill a need at the top of the pitch and could be one to watch during what is shaping up to be an exciting summer on Tyneside.
In other news, Newcastle have missed out on Jamaican talent Dujuan Richards. The teenager, who spent 2 weeks on trial at Newcastle, has reportedly inked a pre-contract with Chelsea.