The lengthy contract drama between Gavi and Barcelona appears to be about to take another turn this month. The La Roja star has been in talks with the club about extending his contract, which expires in 2023.
The 17-year-old has established himself as one of the most fascinating kids in European football since breaking into the Barcelona first squad in the first half of 2021/22. Because of his remarkable rise, Barcelona has sprung into action to try to sign the Andalusian to a long-term contract at the Camp Nou.
However, as negotiations drag on, Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester City have expressed interest in him. Despite the lack of progress in the negotiations, Barcelona may benefit from the provisions of his current deal. According to Marca, Gavi's contract, which was signed in September 2020, has a release clause increase for the third season. The specifics are unknown, but if it goes into force before his 'third' season in 2022/22, the new exit price would treble from €50 million to €100 million, regardless of whether he signs a contract extension.