Liverpool have suffered a big blow in their pursuit of Barcelona’s teenage sensation Gavi as a major transfer twist has emerged.
Everything looked set for Jurgen Klopp to make his move, but these recent discussions on the teenager’s future have now provided a major transfer twist.
Following this news, it’s fair to say Klopp won’t be happy at letting the talented Spaniard get away from him.
Having made two summer signings already in Fabio Carvalho and a club-record £85m deal for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, Gavi looked like he could very well become the third new face at Anfield in the off-season.
With Liverpool having the success that they did last term, full-scale rebuilding isn’t necessary, but adding in players for the future appears to be the German’s mantra at the moment.
With the likes of Thiago (31), Jordan Henderson (32) and James Milner (36) all on the wrong side of 30, it’s clear that adding some youth into the midfield would be advantageous going forward.
Barcelona manager Xavi has described Gavi as “spectacular”, and with the 17-year-old’s performances for club and country in recent months, its clear to see why.
He became the youngest-ever scorer for Spain at senior level with his goal against the Czech Republic in the Nations League recently and looks set to become a big part of the national team’s plans going forward.
His Barcelona statistics are also impressive, scoring twice and registering five goals in 34 La Liga appearances last term.
Nothing seems to faze the teenage wonder and he has already proved his talent on the big stage. Klopp will be gutted to have missed out on Gavi following the recent twist over the youngster’s contract, and Liverpool could come to rue not trying to secure a deal sooner.