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Barcelona wonderkid’s priority is to stay at the club amidst Chelsea rumours – Romano



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In what could be termed a huge sigh of relief for FC Barcelona, journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Gavi’s priority is to stay with the Blaugrana and it is upto the team to solve the ongoing issue with his registration.

Gavi’s situation at Barcelona is quite peculiar, to say the very least. Back in September, the 18-year-old signed a new contract, extending his stay at Camp Nou until 2026.

La Liga argued that the new deal would not fit in the club’s salary limit, but the Spanish court ruled in Barcelona’s favour anyway, granting a precautionary measure that allowed the club to register his first-team contract in January earlier this year.

In March, the ruling was revoked, as a result of which the youngster had to move back to his previous enrolment as a youth-team player with his old #30 shirt.

For now, Barcelona are extremely calm about the situation as they know Gavi wants to continue and speaking on the matter, transfer market specialist Fabrizio Romano said:

So far, there is no movement from any front despite the fact that if Barcelona fail to register him towards the end of the season, the 18-year-old can leave the team on a free transfer.

As a result of this, recent reports claimed that Chelsea had a meeting with the midfielder’s representative, Ivan de la Pena.

But as it turns out, the Blues met with the football agent to discuss another one of his clients, Luis Enrique, who is in the race to become their new boss.

“Gavi’s focus is on Barcelona. The team is very relaxed about the situation because Gavi signed a new deal months ago but that deal is not registered yet. Barcelona need to fix this situation and they are optimistic because they know he wants to stay. 

“Given the situation, many teams will love to sign him, but at the moment, the player’s focus is on Barça,” he added.

Gavi, for his part, is very happy at Barcelona and remains focused on succeeding at the club. Both parties are calm over the situation, which indicates that there is confidence that the registration issue will be taken care of in the summer.

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