Real Club Celta de Vigo or simply Celta Vigo is one club that has never won the La Liga League title or Copa del Rey and yet don’t seem to be short on fiery shot power to explode their way into the new season.
Having spent the last three successive seasons in first division, this fourth also marks their all-time 50th season in the La Liga. And by the looks of it all, they are determined to make an impression.
Currently standing on the 4th position in the La Liga, they hold almost a perfect record in the last 9 league matches; they haven’t dropped a point away from home; placing them next to league leaders Real Madrid, in terms of losses.
The arrival of Iago Aspas in the summer transfer window has inspired the team to do better than last year’s 8th position and secure a top 4 spot at the end of the seasons and get a ticket to a European Competition. The in-form centre forward bagged 2 against Barcelona last month in a ruthless 4-1 win, which saw the end of Luis Enrique’s side’s 18 game winning streak.
The 28 year old has a respectable total of 54 club goals in his kitty and is proving to be a valuable gem for the new manager, who is in between his second year at the Celta.
Eduardo Berizzo, the new Argentinian head coach, has been ruffling his feathers during the transfer periods, to have a settled squad. Since his arrival, Celta has witnessed the arrival of 19 individuals and the departure of 19, either going out on a loan deal or going for good. The club’s earnings from transfer deals amount to a figure of around £10m.
Another winger/forward playing for the team Nolito, had been in light of much speculation about his future in the club with Barcelona and Arsenal both ready to battle for the talented 29 year old.
But putting an end to reports of his parting he told Radio Marca. “God will decide my future. I’m not leaving in January. I’m happy in Vigo,”
With the emerging form of Celta Vigo, one needs to keep a close eye on them. Keeping their best players in their colours the team is rocketing towards success. It is possible that we will see them return to their former glory of 1970-71 season, when they were unbeaten at home. The return of the “giant-killers” will surely be quite a sight to witness.
Edited By : Akanksha Agarwal