La Liga rules block the return of Gabri Veigas on loan to Celta Vigo


Gabri Veiga will not return on loan to his former club Celta Vigo in the January transfer window.

Veiga has been linked with a possible short-term move to Galicia after a mixed start to life at Saudi side Al Ahli.

The Spain U21 international caused a stir across Europe after he turned down a move to a string of Champions League clubs to accept an offer in Saudi Arabia.

His efforts in the Middle East have been held up by some sections of the Spanish media as an illustration of the dangers of moving to Saudi Arabia.


Rafael Benitez’s Celta have struggled so far in the 2023/24 season, with just one La Liga win in 14 games and have slipped into the relegation zone.

Despite rumors that Veiga was interested in a return, La Liga rules block him, as the Spanish league does not allow players to be registered with the same club twice in the same season, but he could join another team Spanish.