A month into the new season, Barcelona have done an excellent job of building their squad around the new signings.
However, while they have largely managed to make adjustments to their wage structure in order to bring in the new players, the club are yet to extend the contract of one of their prominent young players in Gavi.
The young midfielder is considered a key component in Xavi’s midfield unit, but his current contract at Camp Nou expires at the end of the season.
This had led to intense speculation over his future at the club earlier in the summer, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City sounding out potential moves for the Spaniard. Barcelona, however, were able to fend off the suitors by promising Gavi a new deal.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has now offered an update on Barcelona’s contract offer for Gavi, suggesting that the two parties are on the verge of officiating the new agreement.
After long rounds of negotiations, Barcelona have been able to reach personal terms with Gavi. The player is more than happy to sign a new deal and secure his long-term future at Camp Nou.
The youngster has voiced his desire to continue his progress at Barça in the past. The influence of Xavi has played a key role in his conviction, especially with the Barcelona coach now offering him regular game-time, ahead of experienced stars such as Franck Kessie and Frenkie de Jong.
And now it appears Barcelona are set to reward Gavi with a new deal. There had been slight speculations over the midfielder’s future lately, but the club have no doubts over their quest to tie down the player on a long-term deal.
Romano suggests the new contract extension could only be a matter of time, though it remains to be seen how Barcelona deal with the financial implications, especially in the midst of an inflated wage budget.
Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/barcelona-prodigy-reaches-final-stages-of-contract-extension-no-panic-in-either-camp/
Author : Connell Edgar-Jones
Publish date : 2022-09-10 14:11:17
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