"The club of my dreams..." - Liverpool transfer target Gavi provides update on Barcelona future
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Liverpool and Chelsea target Gavi has provided an update on his Barcelona future.
Meanwhile Diario AS reported Chelsea’s sporting director Christopher Vivell met with Gavi’s agent Ivan de la Pena in Madrid to communicate that the Blues wanted to sign the player this summer.
Indeed, the 18-year-old signed a new four-year deal with the Catalan giants back in September. The contract promoted Gavi to a senior player and set his release clause at €1billion (£880million), a figure Barcelona notionally use to indicate a player is indispensable.
However, Barcelona have since been in a dispute with La Liga over the league’s financial rules, which limit spending relative to income, and should the situation not be resolved the club may not be able to register the teenager.
If the midfielder’s senior contract is cancelled, he will revert to his youth-team status and become available for free in the summer.
Indeed, Barcelona allegedly need to make several major sales to prevent the Spain international from leaving for nothing.
Gavi’s Barcelona future
Gavi has insisted he wants to stay at Barcelona, despite reports linking the youngster to a Premier League move.
On Saturday, Barcelona sealed their first league title in four years with a 4-2 win over Catalan rivals Espanyol.
And after the game, Gavi opened up about his immediate future.
On a possible summer exit, the Spain international told Barcalona TV: “This is the first title here, this is the club of my dreams — it’s Barca.
“I hope there will be many more.”
Of course, whether Gavi departs Barcelona this summer may not be up to the player, given the club’s financial woes.
Klopp is thought to be a fan of the midfielder with Spanish radio station El Nacional claiming last April that the Reds boss had 'become obsessed' with securing a move for Gavi.