After a superb breakout season in La Liga, Gabri Veiga is being chased by top teams from across Europe.

Like all players in Spain the kid has a release clause in his contract, so Celta Vigo can only demand so much for him.

In the end, multiple teams are likely to match that number, and the academy product will have to decide his own future after that.

His recent quotes, picked up today by the Evening Standard, show a mature guy who is trying not to have his head expanded by these rumours:

“It’s been a bit of a mess. I left my [agent] and then I took some time off. I went with the one that I think is the best and I think I’ve matured a lot,” he explained.

“I don’t think about my future, I want to live in the present and the National Team. What I want for my future is to be in the European Championship, because there is still the final list, and then to win it. I am here in the national team, in a very nice challenge.”

Veiga is a top talent – but Chelsea already have invested heavily on young midfielders. They have Andre Santos, Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei all 22 or under and ready to compete for spots in the first team squad next season.

We suspect that as much as they like Veiga, they will have to sit this one out.

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