Real Madrid's midfielder Toni Kroos has made his feelings known on the imminent transfer of Gabri Veiga to Saudi Arabia but has now been forced on the defensive by fans.
Kroos was not impressed after transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that Veiga would be the latest star to switch to Saudi Arabia.
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Romano posted on his official Instagram account that the 21-year-old will join Al Ahli this summer.
Veiga to Al Ahli
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Italian journalist, Romano, noted that LALIGA club Celta Vigo had accepted a deal that will see Viega leave the club for Saudi.
“Gabri Veiga to Al Ahli, 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐨! Big deal verbally agreed,” the reliable transfer journalist posted on Instagram.
The talented midfielder, who had been linked with English giants Manchester United and Chelsea, had reportedly also agreed personal terms with the club and ready to seal the move.
The Saudi Pro League has attracted some of the biggest names, with Brazil’s Neymar, N’Golo Kante, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all plying their trade in the Middle Eastern nation.
On Thursday afternoon, in what is the biggest move yet in their bid to attract the best young talents in the world, Celta Vigo’s Veiga will become the youngest catch so far once the talented midfielder completes the transfer to Ahli.
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Following the report by Romano, Germany international and Real Madrid legend, Kroos, did not take kindly to the news.
The former World Cup winner took to the comment section to react to the transfer which he referred to as ‘embarrassing’ according to the Sun.
However, following checks by Pulse Sports Nigeria, Kroos has been forced to delete the comment after he was slammed by some fans for being disrespectful.
Here are some of the comments from the fans who believe the Real star was out of place with his comment.
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