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Gavi's Individual Highlights Against Portugal Are Insane, A 17-Year-Old Shouldn't Be This Good

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Gavi's Individual Highlights Against Portugal Are Insane, A 17-Year-Old Shouldn't Be This Good

Gavi dropped a midfield masterclass for Spain against Portugal, with his individual highlights making for brilliant viewing.

The 17-year-old sensation starred as Spain drew 1-1 with Portugal in their Nations League match on Thursday.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

He provided a sublime ball in the build-up to his side's opening goal, piercing a delightful ball to Pablo Sarabia​ who picked out Alvaro Morata. 

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The Barcelona starlet was full of energy in midfield, setting up attacks as he showed off his range of passing. 

He delivered a mature performance considering his age and outshone the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Joao Moutinho. 

Gavi, who has been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, was playing in just his seventh international game, but fans are convinced he's a special talent.

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One tweeted: "How is he 17 it p**ses me off how good he is."

A second referenced Liverpool, saying: "I understand why Klopp is all over this kid. A Klopp type of player and he's just 17."

A third added: "17 but plays like he's 27."

A fourth commented: "Gavi's market value will explode exponentially!"

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Spain boss Luis Enrique hailed the performance of Gavi, though claims he's still an 'unknown' player. 

"Gavi is not just about running around. He fights, and he's at a top level both defensively and offensively," he said after the final whistle. 

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"He knows how to profile himself, he can score goals, great last pass, uses both feet, with great physical potential... 18 years old. He is unique."

Enrique continued: "Gavi is an unknown player. Why? Because people watch Barca and say: 'oh look at him! He's so brave, how he fights, how he runs!' True? Yes. Without the ball. But with the ball, he's unknown. I can say that loud and clear."

Gavi played 47 games in all competitions for Barca this season and is regarded as one of the best young players in world football. 

He has just 12 months to run on his current deal, but Barca are hopeful of securing his services beyond next season amid Liverpool links. 

Featured Image Credit: Premier Sports

Topics: Gavi, Barcelona, Spain, Football

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