In a development that had been discussed before Monday, PSG are seemingly interested in recruiting Gabriel Veiga from Spanish side Celta Vigo to bolster their midfield.
Veiga, in fact, is one of the main names of the summer as he's been linked with a plethora of top-tier clubs across Europe in what looks like one of the storylines to follow through the transfer market.
He's a young versatile midfielder, he's already played at the U21 level with Spain, and he can be an attacking threat and a playmaker from the midfield through the final third of the pitch.
It's not hard to see why Veiga has caught the attention of PSG on a pure talent basis, but it's also worth pointing out the relationship between PSG's sporting advisor Luis Campos and Celta Vigo, where he also acts as an advisor these days.
Campos was present in Spain for the unveiling of Celta Vigo's new coach, Rafael Benitez. The news about PSG's pursuit of Veiga was initially reported by Foot Mercato and has been confirmed by Le Parisien coinciding with the visit of Campos to Spain.
As reported by multiple outlets, no medical visit to Paris has been scheduled for Veiga yet, and the negotiations between both clubs haven't actually started. Reports suggest that PSG is willing to go the extra mile to secure the services of Veiga (11 goals and 4 assists in 36 La Liga games), though everything between Veiga and PSG is in a very premature state.
Veiga is represented by Pini Zahavi, an agent well-known to PSG due to his relationship with Neymar. Veiga is highly coveted for his potential and was nurtured in Celta Vigo's academy, making his debut at the age of 17. PSG's future coach, Luis Enrique, is acquainted with Veiga through the Spain international ranks after his spell coaching the national team, and he's believed to have approved the pursuit of the youngster.
With three years remaining on his contract, Veiga's market value is estimated at €40m, which aligns with his release clause and therefore the minimum amount Celta Vigo will sell him for.
However, his valuation could rapidly increase as other top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Chelsea, are also closely monitoring his progress and might enter a bidding war to secure the negotiations with the player.