Liverpool are prepared to trigger the £42m release clause for Gavi, according to reports. The teenager has exploded this season.
This comes from Sport. They claim that Liverpool are willing to pay the £42m release clause for Gavi this summer. In fact, they can apparently do it comfortably.
On top of that, Liverpool will offer the teenager a much bigger financial package than Barcelona currently have on the table. Together, the Reds hope to sign one of Europe’s most talented young players.
Gavi’s contract expires in 2023 and Barcelona are in a hurry to secure a new one. That release clause can take everything out of their hands, however.
Liverpool can pay Gavi release clause
Now, on the face of it, this sounds like pure transfer window speculation and the kind that you hear every year. But there does appear to be genuine truth behind this.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently gave an interview to L’Esportiu where he discussed Gavi. Laporta mentioned a worrying delay in contract negotiations and a belief that Gavi’s agents are ‘comparing’ their offer to others. That’s something that completely lines up with talk that Liverpool will offer the midfielder more money.
We thought any chance of signing Gavi was done, to be honest. There was talk that Frenkie de Jong would leave Barcelona instead, shutting the door on any other sales. All is quiet on the De Jong front, however, and that suggests some worry in Catalonia over Gavi.
£42m is a bargain price to pay for one of Europe’s most talented young players. He’s one with a clear role in the Liverpool team, too, and we’re crossing our fingers that the Reds can get this done.
Gavi would be a massive summer statement and one that could benefit Liverpool for a long time to come.