Napoli Need More Time to Complete Deal with Celta Vigo

Gabri Veiga won’t arrive in Italy Monday as initially thought, as the deal between Celta Vigo, Napoli, and the entourage of the player has yet to be fully ironed out. The clubs have struck an agreement on the fee, which will be €30M plus €5M add-ons, but there are further details to sort out, Corriere dello Sport informs.

The two teams are putting the finishing touches on the payment structure. The fee will be disbursed in multi-year installments as usual. The Azzurri are insisting on not inserting a resale clause in the package. They could be successful.

Moreover, Napoli also need to finalize the accord on personal terms with Veiga. They are defining the commissions and especially image rights. They are always a sticking point for Aurelio De Laurentiis.

The purchase isn’t in jeopardy but simply delayed by a few hours or perhaps a couple of days. The Spaniard was an unused sub over the weekend. Rafa Benitez commented (via Il Mattino).

“We are close to concluding the deal and need to be realistic. It wouldn’t have made sense to field him. It would have been a risk for him and the club from the mental and sporting standpoint.”

Our Take on Napoli and Veiga

Transfers of this magnitude rarely go down very quickly and without a hitch, but the issues are standard stuff.

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