The youngster has established himself as one of the best teenagers in the world, and has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe. Bayern Munich were the most keen to land the player, alongside Chelsea. However, the midfielder was not willing to move from Camp Nou, being a La Masia graduate.
Gavi to have new Barcelona contract very soon
Barcelona have never been worried about the links to other clubs. They have agreed to insert a €1 billion release clause in his contract, which would make him untouchable when it comes to transfers.
The new contract will be until 2026, three years longer than his current deal which expires next summer.
“I am not surprised by Gavi’s performance because I see him train every day,” the coach said after his recent man of the match showing against Sevilla.
“I know what he’s capable of. The way he plays, he is pure intensity, personality, hard work, heart, discipline (…) I don’t want to be unfair on the others, but he was perhaps the best player tonight,” Xavi added.
Gavi joins the likes of Ronald Araujo, Pedri and Ansu Fati to have the billion euro release clause in his contract, which would keep him at the club for a very long time.