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Gavi set to sign contract extension with Barcelona

Gavi on the pitch for Barcelona

Barcelona will tie down talented youngster Gavi to a new long-term contract, according to Fabrizio Romano.

His new contract runs until 2026 and contains a €1 billion release clause. Barcelona has used excessive clauses to tie down players like Pedri, Ronald Araujo and Ansu Fati.

The club will announce the much-anticipated extension this week.

Gavi’s contract was due to expire in 2023 and contained a €50 million release clause. Liverpool and Bayern Munich were already sniffing around the Spanish international.

The teenager has now committed his immediate future to the Catalan club.

Gavi has become an indispensable piece for Xavi and Luis Enrique in the Spanish team despite being just 18 years old.

He made 34 appearances for Barcelona in La Liga last season, grabbing two goals and five assists. He also made six appearances in the Champions League and five more in the Europa League.

Gavi has ten caps for Spain under Enrique, scoring one goal. The former Barcelona boss has given the player a platform to shine on the international stage.

He has made five appearances for Barca in the league and also played in the club’s 5-1 demolition of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

Reports in Spain claim that Barcelona could announce the new deal on Thursday. They believe the club is only working out how to present the news.

A public presentation, similar to the announcement of Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin, will be held. There will be no fans at the Ciutat Esportivo pitch.

There is also the schedule of the club’s president Joan Laporta to consider. The busy businessman will have to be at the presentation to give a speech alongside Gavi.

Barcelona want everything tied up before Gavi joins Spain on international duty.

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