Barcelona are considering making a huge contract extension offer for Spanish football prodigy Gavi.
The post-Lionel Messi era had officially started and Barcelona were already working on recruiting the club’s next talisman.
As the club continue to seek talent outside Spain, there have been a few notable players from Barca’s youth teams who also tick a lot of the boxes. One of them is Gavi.
Gavi has won the trust of Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and has already impressed in his second season with the club, having appeared in the UEFA Champions League matches with the senior side.
This prompted Barcelona to improve Gavi’s contract and lure the teenager to sign an extension, Spanish exit Sports Journal reported.
Gavi’s current deal with Barcelona, which contains a buyout clause set at € 50m, is set to expire in June 2023. The report says the Catalans’ plan wants to extend it until 2026 and increase its buyout clause to 500 million euros, which is in the tradition of other young people like Nico Gonzalez and Alejandro Balde.
The report also added that Barca should check with FIFA first and speak to Gavi’s agent to see if the said offer would be possible as the midfielder is still under 18.
FIFA rules state that minors cannot renew their contracts for more than three years.
Ahead of his possible contract renewal, Gavi made his mark in Spanish football again after making his remarkable debut for the national team in the Nations League game against Italy.