With out Ilkay Gundogan, Manchester Metropolis may not have gained an historic Treble final season. The German scored quite a few essential objectives for Pep Guardiola’s staff as they swept apart all in entrance of them within the Premier
The 32-year-old signed for Barcelona after the expiration of his contract on the Etihad Stadium, leaving a sizeable gap within the Metropolis midfield. Guardiola has different choices, like Phil Foden most notably, however the Treble winners might nonetheless enter the switch market this summer season to discover a alternative for Gundogan.
Gabri Veiga is an choice. The Celta Vigo teenager loved a breakout season in La Liga final season, scoring 11 objectives and contributing 4 assists to assist maintain the Balaidos outfit within the division. Manchester Metropolis have been talked about as suitors of Veiga and it’s straightforward to see why they’d have an interest within the 21-year-old.
Likened to Andres Iniesta, Veiga has a vibrant future forward of him. The 21-year-old is predicted to make his senior debut for Spain sooner fairly than later with Barcelona believed to be monitoring him. Technically, Veiga has the flexibility to play for Barca or a Guardiola staff and appears able to take the following step in his profession.
Final season, Veiga was utilized in a sophisticated function. It was his job to create and rating objectives within the attacking third of the pitch and that is the place Manchester Metropolis want a alternative for Gundogan. Nevertheless, some count on Veiga’s future to be in a barely deeper function the place he can dictate possession play extra successfully.
“I instructed him that for those who play as a No 10 you’ll develop into an excellent participant,” former Celta Vigo supervisor Carlos Carvalhal defined when requested about Veiga’s place. “However for those who play as a second midfielder and are capable of maintain doing this with objectives and assists you might be most likely distinctive on the planet in the best way that you just transfer.”
As a deeper mendacity midfielder, Veiga might nonetheless be a really helpful signing for Manchester Metropolis. Kevin de Bruyne and Gundogan usually drop deep into the central unit to drive the ball ahead, however the latter is now at Barcelona and the previous is into his 30s. Metropolis will need to have a succession plan for all areas of their midfield.
If Veiga doesn’t signal for Manchester Metropolis this summer season, he’ll probably signal for an additional elite degree membership and that could possibly be sufficient to push the Treble winners to signal the Spaniard. They’ll’t miss out on one of the vital thrilling midfielders within the European recreation proper now. He could possibly be the participant Guardiola wants.