Barcelona were seriously considering selling teenage midfield sensation for €40 million
Gavi has been one of the biggest positives of the ongoing season for Barcelona. A product of the La Masia setup, the 17-year-old was handed his debut by Ronald Koeman and he has not looked back since.
The teenage prodigy has grown into a vital player in the first-team setup, becoming pretty much a permanent fixture in the starting XI under Xavi Hernandez. The youngster has also become an established member of the Spanish national team.
So, it does not come as a surprise that Barcelona are desperately trying to finalise a new contract for Gavi, with his current one set to expire at the end of next season.
However, a fresh report from Diario AS claims that at one point in the recent past, the Blaugrana were seriously considering the prospect of selling Gavi due to the club’s continued financial problems.
As per the report, Gavi was on the radars of clubs like Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Everton. It is claimed that the Catalan giants had even received proposals of around €40 million through intermediaries for the 17-year-old sensation.
Due to the club’s financial state, the officials considered the possibility of accepting the €40 million offer, even if it would have been a hugely unpopular decision. However, Barcelona decided not to do so and have been since working hard to tie him down to a new contract.
An extension is reportedly close to finalised, which would see Gavi follow in the path of Ansu Fati, Pedri and Ronald Araujo and commit his long-term future to the club.
Gavi has made 42 appearances so far in his debut season for Barcelona. The teenager has chipped in with two goals and six assists in the process. Undoubtedly a special talent, the 17-year-old looks set to prolong his stay at Camp Nou.