Report: Liverpool take transfer interest as Barcelona wonderkid stalls on contract
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Report: Liverpool take transfer interest as Barcelona talent stalls on contract

Liverpool have a transfer interest in Barcelona youngster Gavi, according to reports. The teenager needs a new contract with the club.

This comes from Marca. They claim that Gavi and Barcelona aren’t making much progress on contract talks.

The 17-year-old is one of the many bright prospects in Catalonia right now, having established himself with Barcelona. On top of that, Luis Enrique called him into the Spanish national setup this season – Gavi is quickly becoming a star.

And that, naturally, brings transfer interest. Liverpool are one of the clubs supposedly looking at the player.

Marca describes Liverpool as a club ‘stalking’ the player, hoping to capitalise if Barcelona can’t agree a new deal. Gavi currently has a release clause of around £40m – a figure clubs will soon convince themselves to pay.

In fact, someone like Liverpool may see that as a solid transfer this summer if Gavi keeps progressing at his current rate.

An added threat to Barca is that the current deal expires in 2023. The article does claim that there’s optimism from both sides but until he signs, teams will hope to sway his mind.

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Liverpool transfer interest in Gavi

Spending £40m+ on a teenager would be pretty out of character from Liverpool but it’s not the craziest idea. Gavi is a very special talent and one with an easy fit at Anfield.

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Gavi is in the same age bracket as Harvey Elliott, for one thing. Liverpool can easily put together a midfield for the ages if they wanted to take a chance on the Spaniard.

It does sound as though Barcelona will agree to a new deal. Their struggles, however, keep leaving the door open for Gavi to change his mind – he might not see Barcelona as the best place for his future.

And should that happen, perhaps Liverpool pounce.

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