Gavi turns 18 years old today, he is expected to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona this week, but no agreement on a new deal as of today.
Gavi, a young midfielder for Barcelona, turns 18 today, August 5. The youthful sensation had a remarkable previous year after being snatched from La Masia and thrust into Camp Nou’s first-team setup.
And he has taken advantage of his chance to become one of the most intriguing young possibilities in football right now. In addition to being a staple in the Barcelona midfield, Gavi has made a name for himself with the Spanish national squad.
Gavi, who is in the final year of his contract with the club, is thought to be one of the most promising players to have risen through the ranks at Barça in recent years. Talks over a new deal have been going on for a long time but there has been no agreement yet.
The Premier League had shown interest in the Spaniard as a result, but he has made it clear that he wants to stay at Barcelona, and the club is committed to extending his stay at Camp Nou.
Due to UEFA rules prohibiting footballers under the age of 18 from signing contracts longer than three years, Barcelona had been attempting to bind him to a long-term contract but were unable to do so.
The Blaugrana wanted Gavi to sign a three-year contract with a two-year extension option, but it blocked him from doing so. However, once the midfielder reaches 18 on Friday, August 5, those limitations will be lifted, making him qualified to sign a five-year contract.
Even though there might be a few last-minute issues to work out, Gavi is prepared to sign a new deal as of right now. With him soon turning 18, the deal may end up being a long one that ties his future to Barça for up to five more years.