Barcelona Star Rejects Contract Offer, Demands Quadruple Current Salary To Sign New Deal
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Liverpool could be handed the chance to sign Gavi, after they had given up the chance to sign the midfielder, as he wants to quadruple his wages at Barcelona.
Gavi is one of the most talented youngsters in world football right now, and has been a bright spark at the centre of Barcelona's midfield this season.
His form, coupled with that of Pedri, is part of the reason that many believe the club would be willing to sell Frenkie de Jong this summer, as he's being eyed by Manchester United, whilst the chance to make some money is the other.
However Liverpool had been keen to tempt Gavi over to Anfield, with his current release clause being a surprisingly low £43 million.
Reports claimed they had given up on him, with the 17-year-old expected to sign a new contract, that would have had a much higher clause of £860 million.
Now though, the Reds could be given a new chance to sign the teenage sensation, with a report claiming he will reject the first offer from Barcelona.
FCB World claim that the Spanish giants have offered the player a deal worth €2 million per season, but he's actually asking to double that.
He is currently on around €1 million-a-year and the report says he wants to quadruple that to €4 million in the first year of his new deal.
The deal would then go up to €5 million in the second season and €6 million in the third, before having to renegotiate his terms based on performance.
Barcelona's financial problems have been pretty well broadcasted over the previous year or so, and it led to them having to let go of Lionel Messi.
Registering new signings was tricky last season and they'll have a wage cap for the upcoming La Liga campaign as well, which could stop them signing anyone else.
That's why De Jong's sale has been seen as a real possibility, with United the Dutch midfielder's main suitors, but they certainly wouldn't want to lose Gavi, especially for such a cheap price.
The midfielder is said to prefer staying at the Nou Camp and wants to continue his progress under Xavi, whilst helping the club back to their successful highs.
However, with just one year left on his current deal, and a small release clause, pressure will build on the club's ability to keep him, until he puts pen to paper.