Napoli and Celta Vigo reach an agreement for Gabri Veiga

Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga played 15 minutes at Balaidos last weekend in their 2-0 loss to Osasuna in what many are calling his final appearance for the Spanish club.

Before this weekend, Celta reportedly reached an agreement to sell Veiga to Napoli.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, only signatures and medical tests are missing, which have already been scheduled for the midfielder.


The Italian journalist adds that Napoli will pay 30 million euros for Veiga plus 6 million euros in bonuses.

This is less than what has been reported in Spain, where there have been reports that a deal was close for €36m plus €6m in bonuses.

It is worth remembering that the player’s release clause is 40 million euros, but Napoli seemed to be the only serious suitor and Celta were forced to negotiate the transfer.


With the sale of Veigas, the La Liga club can continue to invest in their squad in the final two weeks of the summer transfer window.

The proceeds from this deal were thought to be crucial to the rebuilding of Rafael Benitez’s side, but with so little time left, they will need to act quickly to complete deals and some of their targets may have moved elsewhere.