FC Barcelona are again delaying the contract extension of Gavi amid interests from Liverpool and Chelsea. The Catalonian outfit are not going to offer a new deal to the Spanish Midfielder until 2022. The Youngster has been an important player for Barcelona this season and he is a strong prospect for the future. Given his age, Gavi can flourish under new manager Xavi and become another top midfielder from La Masia.
He has cemented his position in the starting line-up for Barcelona this season. Gavi made 20 appearances for Barca across all competitions this season and played all six group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan giants are currently sitting 7th in the La Liga points table with 27 points. Barcelona are 16 points away from the League leaders Real Madrid. Moreover, they will feature in the Europa League next season after a miserable performance in the UCL last 32.
Meanwhile, Gavi’s current deal with Barca will expire on June 2023. The 17-year-old definitely has a lot of time to flourish with the Spanish giants alongside youngsters like Pedri, Ansu Fati who have emerged as key members in the Barcelona starting XI. However, Gavi will see his contract expiring in 2023, and talks about an extension has been delayed since October for unknown reasons.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd all linked with Barcelona sensation Gavi amid £42m release clause
England’s leading clubs are monitoring the teenager’s situation at Barcelona ahead of a potential move. Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United, all are willing to trigger the midfielder’s £42m release clause at Barcelona. Gavi became Spain’s youngest debutant when he made his senior international debut against Italy in the UEFA Nations League in October.
The 17-year-old has emerged as a bright spark in a turbulent time for Barcelona. According to several reports, Liverpool and Chelsea are willing to provide the teenager with an escape route. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are also interested in activating the €50m (£42m) release clause in his current contract.
However, new Barcelona boss Xavi has visions of rebuilding the club on youth. The five-times UEFA Champions League winners have already tied down the likes of Ansu Fati, Pedri, and Nico Gonzalez to new contracts. Gavi’s future is their next priority to sort after they labelled him as ‘non-transferrable’.
The January Transfer window is less than 2 weeks away and a lot of teams go after certain players. However, Barcelona and Gavi will reportedly reach common ground most probably in 2022.
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