According to Faro de Vigo, Arsenal target and Celta Vigo midfielder Gabriel Veiga is interested in moving to the Emirates Stadium during the upcoming summer transfer window.
The 20-year-old has had a fantastic season in Spain’s top flight this season, scoring nine goals and providing three assists in 25 La Liga appearances.
Following his outstanding performance this season, the youngster has begun to pique the interest of a number of major European clubs ahead of the summer transfer window, with the Gunners among those to have expressed an interest.
According to Sport Witness, the print version of Faro de Vigo states that Veiga “dreams” of playing for Arsenal, so the Gunners’ interest has piqued his interest the most.
According to the report, the player’s representatives are impressed by Mikel Arteta’s team’s sporting project and willingness to promote young players. So Veiga is looking forward to joining the north London club this summer.
However, according to the report, Napoli are also interested in signing the player and are willing to pay the midfielder’s £35 million release clause. As a result, the Gunners will face stiff competition from Luciano Spalletti’s side in completing any potential deal for Veiga.
Arsenal are looking to strengthen their engine room for next season, and Veiga, who can play in multiple positions in the middle of the park, could be a good addition. However, it appears that Arteta is prioritizing a move for a defensive midfielder due to Thomas Partey’s growing injury problems.
Rice is said to be the Premier League leaders’ main target, and he is expected to cost around £75 million. It remains to be seen whether Arsenal has the financial clout to sign Veiga as well if they sign the West Ham star.
The north London club intends to strengthen its squad in order to compete on all fronts starting next season. Signing experienced and well-established players would be an excellent decision because they would be able to hit the ground running and help Arsenal achieve their lofty goals.
However, Veiga is a talented midfielder with high potential, so acquiring a player of his caliber would be a wise investment if Arsenal can close the deal before the end of the season.