Arsenal are not actively pursuing Celta Vigo attacking midfielder Gabri Veiga, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Reports in the Spanish media have linked the Gunners, Manchester United and Newcastle with the Spanish Under 21 international but Romano claims that teams are only monitoring the player’s progress at the moment:
“I think it’s way too early before linking him with big clubs like this. I’m told four or five top clubs scouts are monitoring him as Veiga is a top talent and he’s doing great in La Liga, but it’s something for the future, not present.”
Veiga has been in excellent form for Celta this season. His brace against Real Valladolid at the weekend means he now has eight league goals in 22 appearances.
It is believed that his club could be willing to part ways with the 20-year-old for between €30m (£26.5m) and €40m (£35m) this summer.
Considering Arsenal already have the likes of Martin Odegaard and Fabio Vieira, though, who can play in similar positions to Veiga, you do wonder where the Spaniard would fit into the team.
The playmaker is undoubtedly very talented but, as Romano emphasises himself, these transfer links should probably be treated with a fair amount of scepticism.