Toni Kroos Attacks Gabri Veiga Over Saudi Pro League Move

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Toni Kroos of Real Madrid has savagely tagged Celta Vigo’s wunderkid Gabri Veiga’s move to Saudi Pro League as ’embarrassing’.

Toni Kroos Savages Gabri Veiga Over Saudi Arabia Move

Gabri Veiga, 21, was the subject of big-name interest this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea understood to have closely monitored him.

However, reports claim that Serie A Champions Napoli had won the race, and also fresh reports claims that the deal was on the brink of collapsing.

And now Futballnews understands that the reason why the deal appeared to be off is that Veiga opted for Saudi side Al-Ahli.

Real Madrid veteran midfielder Toni Kroos is not particularly excited about this news as he openly showed his displeasure.

Transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that the playmaker was the club’s secretive top target in this window and the switch is rapidly approaching completion.

Toni Kroos has been known to be loud about his thoughts with players, recall we reported that he blasted Eden Hazard over the Belgian’s injury issues.

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He also took out time to blast his own club Real Madrid team’s “ugly” and “uncomfortable” jersey style for the 2023/24 season.

And now he has taken exception to Veiga’s shock decision to quit LaLiga for the kingdom’s riches and aimed a dig at him on social media.

Al-Ahli, based in Jeddah, have been one of the most active Saudi clubs in the market, after they landed Roberto Firmino, Edouard Mendy, Allan Saint-Maximin and Franck Kessie.

A lot of players have been convinced to move over from Europe to the Saudi league this summer, with a massive recruitment drive that is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

Toni Kroos Savages Gabri Veiga Over Saudi Arabia Move

Gabri Veiga is one of the continent’s brightest talents after a superb season and also made Spain’s U21s.

Veiga bagged 11 goals in 36 LaLiga appearances last season and was able to provide four assists.

This season, he started from the bench for Celta’s first match but was an unused substitute for the draw with Real Sociedad last weekend.

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Why Toni Kroos found Veiga’s decision to move to the Saudi Pro League embarrassing is because Manchester United and Newcastle were also linked with Veiga with Celta president Carlos Mourino admitting that he will not be able to stop the star from leaving.

Speaking about Veiga, Mourino said: “We don’t want to sell Gabri Veiga, but they are going to buy him from us. And we can’t do anything there.”

“We know some of his offers and it is impossible to reach them.”

“There are several teams behind Gabri. Of the top 10 in the Premier League, four have asked about him.”

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Recall that Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez are among those to have accepted new challenges in Saudi Arabia.

The aforementioned players are in their 30s, unlike the promising Veiga who turned 21 just a matter of months ago.

This is the same reason Toni Kroos found it embarrassing as the player has not achieved any success in football and seemingly chasing money.

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos is a German-born professional football player who plays for La Liga team Real Madrid. He was born on January 4, 1990.

One of the best midfielders of all time, Kroos mostly plays as a center midfielder but has also been used as a playmaker in deep positions.

Who Is Gabri Veiga?

Gabriel Veiga Novas is a Spanish professional footballer who was born on 27th May, 2002 and last played as a central midfielder for La Liga club Celta.

Toni Kroos Savages Gabri Veiga Over Saudi Arabia Move

Veiga was born in O Porriño, Pontevedra, Galicia, and was a RC Celta de Vigo youth graduate. He made his senior debut with the reserves at the age of 17 on 25 August 2019, starting in a 2–2 Segunda División B away draw against Internacional de Madrid.

Gabri Veiga scored his first club goal on 1st December, 2019, scoring the opener in a 1–6 loss at CD Atlético Baleares.

The player then made his first team – and La Liga – debut on 19 September of the following year, coming on as a late substitute for Renato Tapia in a 2–1 home win against Valencia CF.

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