21-year-old Spanish young sensation Gabri Veiga has been labelled ’embarrassing’ by Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.
The Celta Vigo playmaker is on the brink of joining Al Ahli but many fans feel like he has sold himself short by joining Saudi Arabia especially given his age.
The Saudi Pro League has been making waves during the summer transfer window, flexing its financial muscles by luring established European stars away from their respective leagues.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Neymar, and N’Golo Kante have all embarked on a journey to the Middle East, raising eyebrows and sparking discussions about the motivations behind these moves.
Among the names on this growing list of transcontinental transfers, the announcement of Gabri Veiga’s decision to join Al Ahli stands out.
The young midfielder showcased his immense potential while representing Celta Vigo in La Liga last season.
His 11 goals in 36 appearances drew the attention of major clubs across Europe, including Manchester United, Chelsea, and Napoli.
It was widely speculated that Napoli was on the brink of securing the services of the rising star.
German midfielder and Real Madrid legend Toni Kroos expressed his frustration on Instagram by commenting on a post.
However, the football world was taken aback when reports emerged that Veiga had opted to sign with Al Ahli, a move that left many pundits and fans surprised and intrigued.
This surprising choice prompted renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano to reveal that Veiga had been Al Ahli’s “secret” top target all along.
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