Spanish side Barcelona are on the verge of finishing plans of a new contract for their starlet midfielder, Gavi.
Gavi’s whose current contract with the Catalan giant expires next summer, struck an agreement over a contract extension earlier this year but saw plans postponed as Barcelona had some though times financially.
Clubs from around Europe earlier reached out to Gavi’s agent to express an interest as talks with Barcelona dragged on but Barca have long been confident that they would finalize the midfielder’s new deal eventually.
The date is inching closer as sources have confirmed that Gavi and his agent, Ivan de la Pena, reached a final agreement over an extension on Tuesday morning and official confirmation of the deal will be coming soon.
Barcelona have succeeded in inserting a €1bn release clause in the deal – the same as that of fellow young star Pedri – to prevent Gavi from being lured away.
In England, Gavi’s camp had been contacted by Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, while European heavyweights Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all asked to be kept informed of the situation, but De la Pena has made it clear that Gavi will not be leaving Camp Nou.
Despite his tender age, Gavi has already managed more than 50 appearances for Barcelona and is a full Spain international, indicating just how highly regarded he is in his home country.