Veiga will leave Celta Vigo to join the Italian club. Despite his contract’s £34.5 million release clause, Napoli will pay roughly £30 million for the 21-year-old midfielder, plus add-ons, following a verbal agreement between the two clubs.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who has marked the move with his trademark ‘here we go’, the player will be due for a medical once the official transfer documentation is prepared. Personal details had already been negotiated orally before Napoli’s revised proposal, with both clubs eager to close the transfer before the next round of league matches.
Rafa Benitez, the current manager of Celta Vigo and a former manager of Newcastle United, announced his interest in Veiga last week.
“The market is open, and he has a release clause,” Benitez said, according to Marca. “There’s a lot of speculation regarding whether or not he’ll quit.
“As a footballer, I like him; he scores goals and helps his team win games, but the situation is what it is, and the interest is genuine.”
“The ideal situation for us is that if a situation does arise, it is resolved quickly.” If he stays, he will be a significant player, but we cannot control the market.”
Earlier in the transfer season, reports in Spain stated Newcastle were close to concluding a deal for Veiga, but nothing came to fruition.
Veiga finished the 2022-23 season with 11 goals in 36 La Liga games from midfield, as well as the league’s Player of the Month title in February 2023. In addition to Newcastle, Chelsea, and Manchester City have been reported to be interested.