Liverpool has reportedly informed FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta that they are interested in acquiring Pablo Páez ‘Gavi’ in 60 days. This could pose a significant threat to Barça as they may lose one of their biggest stars without receiving a single euro as compensation. The situation surrounding Gavi remains unresolved, and this is one of Mateu Alemany’s biggest concerns. If they fail to find a solution to this headache, it could mean Xavi Hernandez loses one of his main pillars.
Initially, after agreeing to renew Gavi’s contract and promoting him to the first team, Barça seemed to have put an end to the exit rumours. The termination clause was increased to one billion euros, and the Spanish international’s future was secured until 2027. However, La Liga did not accept the new working document, and the economic problems at Camp Nou have caused Laporta’s plans to be disrupted. The club is forced to lower its wage bill and generate income before June 30 to avoid UEFA sanctions for breaching the Financial Fair Play regulations.
Liverpool ready to steal Gavi from Barcelona
If Barça fails to balance its finances, Gavi will become a free agent as he is not yet registered as a professional footballer. Thanks to a special clause, he could leave the club without any cost, and this is a market opportunity that many clubs are interested in, including Chelsea, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and even Real Madrid. Liverpool, however, is said to be the main admirer of the talented youngster and is reportedly doing everything possible to convince the 18-year-old midfielder to join their ranks.
Jürgen Klopp is eager to strengthen his team’s core, and he sees Gavi as the perfect fit. Klopp believes that Gavi is one of the best players on the planet, and he tried to convince him to join the Reds last year, but it was not possible. Now, with Gavi’s situation unresolved, the Premier League giants hopes to take advantage of the opportunity and acquire the player without having to pay anything in return.
If Barça fails to find a solution to Gavi’s situation, they risk losing one of their most promising players without receiving any compensation. This could further disrupt the team’s balance and hinder Xavi’s plans for the future.