Liverpool have been heavily linked with Gavi during the summer transfer window, and a fresh new update has emerged on the youngster’s future amid contract negotiations with his current club Barcelona.
According to reports in Spain, while it was believed that a deal was close to being signed, there are still many differences to be ironed out between the player and the club.
As per the report, Gavi and Barcelona were reported to be almost completely in agreement on extending his contract and securing his future with the La Liga giants, but this is now not thought to be true.
It is suggested that Barcelona do not believe Gavi is a fully-fledged footballer as of yet, although the young midfielder believes he has earned enough experience to be paid on a par with his more senior team-mates at the club.
With the news that Barcelona are not as close as anticipated to securing a deal for Gavi to remain at the club, FSG must act now and take their opportunity to hijack the deal and offer the youngster a future at Anfield.
Liverpool have a relatively ageing squad in terms of their midfield options, with Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and James Milner all now well into their 30s. Therefore, injecting some youth into their team could be a good step forward for the Reds as they continue their pursuit for dominance and trophies on all fronts.
Gavi has been impressing over the last season, with Jamie Redknapp lauding praise on the 17-year-old, who he called “talented” and a “phenomenon” in an interview on Sky Sports
The former Liverpool midfielder gushed (via SPORT): “I want to see Gavi’s birth certificate… You can’t be that good at 17! He is a phenomenon, very talented. I’m amazed, I loved watching him play, it’s a pleasure to see him. Gavi is going to be a superstar if he continues on this path. He has it all, I loved watching him play tonight.”
The Spanish talent – who has a €100m (£85.6m) release clause – scored two goals, delivered five assists and created eight big chances during the 2021/22 season, making 1.1 tackles and winning 5.6 duels per game. Also, he was successful with the majority of his dribbles (62%) in his 34 La Liga appearances, suggesting that his potential has no ceiling.
With that being said, FSG must not pass up on their opportunity to turn Gavi’s head with an attractive offer which could tempt him away from securing his future with Barcelona this summer, instead joining Jurgen Klopp’s talented squad in their pursuit for a second Premier League title and beyond.