Barcelona may be in danger of losing their prodigal son Gavi, without compensation, as a result of the Mercantile court’s decision to prevent the Catalans from officially registering the teenager’s recently agreed upon contract.
Earlier in the season, the 18-year-old Spaniard was chased by top European outfits. However, he committed to Barcelona by signing a pumping deal of €8 million per season which includes a release clause of a whopping €1 billion in September.
However, the agreement is yet to be approved by La Liga due to Barcelona’s persistent financial difficulties. This has dropped another setback to the Spanish giant’s effort to register the contract they agreed with the talented midfielder earlier in the season. Getting into details as reported by the Spanish outlet Relevo, a judge has prevented Barcelona from registering Gavi’s new contract by lifting a precautionary measure that had previously required La Liga to approve the agreement earlier in the season. Unfortunately, Barcelona filed its claim after the deadline, resulting in a legal ruling. Consequently, the hefty release clause in the new contract is currently invalid, which makes Gavi a top-notch target by default for numerous clubs, who have already expressed an interest to take him home for free during the summer transfer window.
Gavi has become an integral part of Xavi’s battalion, impressing onlookers with his technical prowess, versatility, intent, and aggression. This will be a major blow for the Blaugruana, who are already facing adversity in signing new players this summer unless they generate £178 million in funds.
Barcelona is however maintaining clean hands by stating the court’s judgment not being concrete enough since everything was done on time and within deadlines.
The news has put all the big fishermen on alert especially the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. City is ardently looking out to fill the huge void which will be created by the departure of Ilkay Gundogan in the summer, who in turn has been rumored with a free move to Camp Nou. Liverpool on the other hand, sailing through a weak season with zero away wins looking passionately to strengthen its cavalry and a talent like Gavi is worth a fight.
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