Liverpool next transfer after Alexis Mac Allister already 'advanced' as £35m deal lined up

Liverpool are poised to strike while the iron's hot ahead of the summer transfer window. As a deal for Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister nears completion, he could be joined at Anfield soon afterwards by rising La Liga star Gabri Veiga as the Reds solidify their stance.

One midfielder won't be enough for Jurgen Klopp this summer in the face of numerous big-name players fleeing Anfield. A bargain £45million swoop for Mac Allister would certainly be a positive way to kick things off, while several other targets are firmly in the crosshairs.

One of them is Veiga, the 21-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder who has also piqued the interest of Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle. But once again, Liverpool appear to be edging ahead behind the scenes.

According to the Northern Echo, the Reds' interest in Veiga is now at an 'advanced' stage, and a deal could progress quickly due to the youngster's release clause.

Believed to sit around the £35m mark, swooping for Veiga may represent good value ahead of a summer which has already seen Liverpool pull out of the race for fellow midfielder Jude Bellingham due to his lofty price tag.

Featuring primarily on the right-hand side of a midfield three, Veiga recently rounded off a stellar breakthrough campaign with 15 goal contributions in 36 La Liga appearances.

"I believe he is a player who performs better when he is free to display all his physical strengths, allied to his very good technique. He is more of a midfielder who can play box to box, rather than a player in the style of Sergio Busquets or Rodri, who are more positional. He uses more of the field to show all the level that he has.

"His main strengths are in possession of the ball, where he can eliminate many rivals with his movement, he can skip many lines of pressure from the opponent. Besides, he is a player who likes to arrive into the box."

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