Considered one of the greatest hopes of Spanish football, will Gavi continue his progress at FC Barcelona? The Catalan club is trying to convince the Spanish midfielder, under contract until June 2023, to re-enlist.
Liverpool ready to break the bank
“We hope to deliver good news soon.” Last April, the president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta announced the color on the short-term future of Gavi. The boss of the Catalan club then showed his optimism for an extension of the Spanish midfielder, and this twelve months before the end of his commitment to the Camp Nou side. The reality would be different, at least less favorable to the last runner-up in La Liga from Real Madrid. The 17-year-old’s agent Ivan de la Pena is reportedly in talks with Liverpool. The English would intend to pay the amount of the release clause included in the commitment of the nugget, of the order of 50 million euros. On this point, Barça would like to extend it while significantly increasing the starting clause. As for Ansu Fati, the Blaugrana would aim for a clause of one billion euros brought to curb the ardor of the courtiers.
A record with La Roja
Appearing last season 46 times in all competitions, for 34 La Liga games and 2 goals, Gavi blazes just as much under Xavi’s orders as with the Roja jersey. Sunday, during the Nations League meeting in the Czech Republic (2-2), the native of Los Palacios y Villafranca became for his eighth selection with the 2010 world champions the youngest scorer in the history of Spain, at 17 years and 304 days. « I have the feeling, maybe because I’ve known him for many years, that he’s still an unknown in Spanish football, even to a lot of people who have him around. Because Gavi is not a player who just runs, fights and is top level defensively, but attacking and with the ball he is a very special player”praised the Spanish coach Luis Enrique.