After months of ineffective negotiations, Barcelona making their first official offer for Gavi’s renewal offered fresh hope to the supporters, amid uncertainty over the youngster’s future at the club.
However, Beteve (h/t FCB World) on Twitter has offered a damning update on the renewal saga, suggesting Barça had only made an opening offer of just €2 million per season.
The figure is nowhere close to Gavi’s demands, with the midfielder reportedly holding out for a contract that quadruples his current salary of just €1 million per season.
The report goes into detail regarding Gavi’s demands. The 17-year-old wants a four-year contract at Camp Nou, asking Barcelona to pay €4 million in his first year at the club.
The figure would go up to €5 million in his second season before escalating to €6 million in the third year. After three years, Barcelona will have to re-negotiate with the player’s agent over a new deal, where the wage will be set based on the overall performance.
Gavi has no shortage of suitors either, with a host of Premier League outfit keeping close tabs on his situation at Camp Nou.
Liverpool, in particular, have been tipped as the most likely suitor in England. The Reds rate the player highly and are willing to meet his €50 million release clause. They are even prepared to hand the 17-year-old a salary package of around €9 million.
Gavi’s priority, though, is to remain at Barcelona. He is happy with his life at Camp Nou and wants to continue his progress under Xavi Hernandez. He believes he can be a part of the club’s long-term success.
But with Barça appearing far from receptive to his contract demands, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the teenage sensation over the coming weeks.