Liverpool have “significantly raised” their offer to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga this summer, according to a new transfer update.
The Reds announced the signing of Alexis Mac Allister on Thursday, with the Argentine joining from Brighton after an impressive spell at the Amex Stadium.
It is a big coup by Liverpool, who are so badly in need of midfield additions this summer, following a season of massive struggles there.
Mac Allister may have come in and bolstered Jurgen Klopp’s options, but it would be a big surprise if he was the only new face to come in in the middle of the park.
The battle to sign the Spaniard is reportedly “at its peak” currently, suggesting that there is plenty of interest in him, and he is now getting “closer and closer” to moving to the Premier League before the beginning of next season.
In fact, the update even suggests that Liverpool have a “certain advantage” over other English teams in the race to sign Veiga, with the Reds in a position where they can “satisfy the demands” of Celta.
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s move for Veiga…
Veiga could be precisely what the Reds are looking for in the summer window, with the Celta man already such an impressive footballer, and someone who could add the desired legs and quality to the midfield.
An average of 1.2 tackles per game in the competition also shows that he is far from a luxury player, however, being happy to do the dirty work that Jurgen Klopp wants in his midfielders.
Veiga looks like a strong option alongside fellow rumoured targets Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone – essentially, signing two of the three has to be the aim this summer, as Liverpool are completely transformed centrally in the process.