Real Madrid Icon Carvajal Justifies Veiga Decision to Ignore Napoli

Gabri Veiga ignored Napoli’s advances early in the window to complete a highly lucrative move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ahli – a decision that caused uproar in the footballing community. But the 21-year-old’s Spanish teammate Dani Carvajal understands why any young player would make such a big money move.

Carvajal shared his thoughts with Movistar (via Tuttomercatoweb) in an exclusive interview.

“I understand it perfectly. When I went to Germany, I signed a five-year contract and the first thing I did was buy a house for my parents. It’s a way to help his family, we must understand the boy. He could have gone to Napoli with a salary of one million euros but he would not have been protected in the event of a serious injury, for example.”

Veiga received strong interest from European giants, including Premier League giants Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea. However, it was the Partenopei who came inches away from securing his signature, only for Veiga to move to Saudi on a three-year deal. His decision to leave Europe was labeled by Real Madrid icon Toni Kroos as ‘embarrassing.’

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