Barcelona may be in dire financial straits when it comes to signing new players, but the club are keen to keep some of their talents shining, despite obstacles to overcome as Gavi’s contract renewal is delayed.
The current midfielder’s contract will expire in June 2023, but both sides are hopeful that more time will be written soon.
Barcelona’s technical department considers Gavi to be non-transferable, one of the stones that Xavi will build around, even though he is only 17 years old.
In 2021/22, Gavi has started six games and four came to LaLiga and two to the Champions League.
Negotiations began months ago, but a conclusion had not yet been reached and both sides finally reached a decision to be made before the end of 2021.
His revival has lasted longer than that of Pedri, Ansu Fati, and Nico, and the three mentioned above have already dedicated their future to the Catalan giants.
Many clubs are interested in Gavi, with Chelsea and Liverpool monitoring his growth, but the € 50 million purchase clause has paid off for any move.
Gavi arrived at the club in 2015, signing at Real Betis, and Joan Laporta hopes his signing will be as early as 2022 as possible.
Barcelona have seen what can happen if you let contract issues slip up, and as the club can afford to buy players they once bought, it relies on this generation of La Masia students to form the next big Los Cules club.
Xavi has been impressed with the boy since he arrived as a coach, and has participated in 20 games this season, which will be an important development experience for him as he moves forward.