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Real Madrid willing to offer €25 million plus Castilla player to sign La Liga prodigy



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Gabri Veiga has been one of the rising stars in La Liga this season. At the age of just 20, the youngster has racked up eight goals and three assists this term, playing a central role in Celta Vigo’s season so far.

The midfielder’s performances have not gone unnoticed either. According to Foot Mercato, Real Madrid are plotting a summer swoop for Veiga as they look to shore up their options in the creative department.

The Spanish giants are interested in signing Veiga in a mutual deal. However, Celta Vigo will not make it easy for the club, as they are likely to hold out for a figure of around €40 million, which is the release clause amount in his contract.

Real Madrid are not likely to commit anything more than €25 million. However, they are open to including players from RM Castilla, who will act as makeweights in the deal.

Real Madrid’s interest in Veiga comes in the backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the future of Dani Ceballos. The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of the season.

This has accentuated the need for a new playmaker such as Gabr Veiga, whose technical prowess, coupled with his productivity in the final third makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid.

Furthermore, with there being no guarantees about the signing of Jude Bellingham, Veiga is reportedly being viewed as a potential backup.

However, Los Blancos are unwilling to meet the midfielder’s €40 million release clause amount. Instead, they would be open to paying around €25 million and include a RM Castilla player as part of the deal, with the report naming defender Rafa Marin as a possible option.

Negotiations are said to be taking place between Real Madrid and Luis Campos, the director of PSG, who also serves as the transfer advisor for Celta Vigo.

It seems that the interest from the Spanish champions in the young midfielder is serious and only time will tell if it materialises into an offer.

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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report



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While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.

Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration. 

Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.

Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.

First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.

During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.

On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.

The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”

Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”

“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.

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