Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich is reportedly interested in hijacking the Barcelona prodigy, Gavi.
Gavi is only 17 years old, but has managed to break into the Barcelona first team this season. His appearance is also charming, thus making the radar of other clubs directed to him.
Roman Abramovich is said to be fascinated by Gavi’s talent and wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge. He wants to make Gavi as Chelsea ‘s future star .
According to El Nacional , as quoted by Teamtalk , Friday (11/19/2021), Abramovich wanted to “steal” Gavi from Barcelona before signing a long contract at Camp Nou. Gavi’s current contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The Blues are increasingly interested because Gavi’s release clause is only worth 42 million pounds (Rp804 million). This figure is still within the reach of the West London club.
Barcelona want to double the release clause to 840 million pounds (Rp16 trillion), as was done with Ansu Fati and Pedrl. Before that happened, Chelsea wanted to make a move.
Chelsea’s Death Seduction
Chelsea are also reportedly ready to seduce Gavi with a big salary. He was lured to be one of the biggest paid players at Stamford Bridge.
However, Barcelona seems to be doing everything possible so that this valuable asset is not taken by other teams. Barca’s senior defender, Gerard Pique, has even said that Gavi looks like Xavi and Pedri has similarities with Andres Iniesta.
Pedri is rumored to have signed a new contract that will keep him at Barcelona until 2026. Gavi is believed to be following in Pedri’s footsteps and staying at Camp Nou.
Just forget it
According to Teamtealk , Barcelona and Gavi’s relationship is very good, so it is not difficult to reach a new agreement. That is, Chelsea and Abramovich must accept the fact that they will not be able to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues can shift focus to other players. Currently, the club made by Thomas Tuchel is being linked with Monaco wonderkid, Aurelien Tchouameni.
Will the Blues forget the ambition to bring in Gavi?
Spanish League: A Little Star Who Shines Amidst Barcelona’s Downfall
Barcelona is in an uncomfortable phase. They tasted two consecutive defeats, namely against Benfica in the Champions League stage and versus Atletico Madrid in the domestic league, last weekend.
Inevitably, Ronald Koeman has felt the hot seat as Barcelona coach. Not only that, some netizens’ uploads also began to point to players who failed to perform well on the field.
However, in between phases of adversity, Barcelona fans can still smile broadly. The cause was Gavi’s presence. Yup, because of this one person, Barcelonistas’ hopes remain high, not from the results but the future of the squad.
Gavi’s name has emerged brightly in the past week, especially after the Spanish national team coach , Luis Enrique called him. Gavi has a chance to feel the costume of the senior national team this midweek, when the Matador Team meet Italy in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League.
The figure of Gavi became a new star for Barcelona throughout the beginning of this season. He does not stand out from the side of scoring goals, but more to the style of the game. Some media in Spain call Gavi a typical future playmaker, plus equate him with Xavi and Thiago Alcantara.
Gavi became a sweet spice of conversation among the press in Spain after it shot like a meteor. Marca said, Gavi seemed to enter the acceleration class, because he could jump the level of the U-16 national team to the senior stage.
This La Masia alumnus was promoted after Ronald Koeman picked him up from the junior class. In appearance, the former Real Betis youth player is following in the footsteps of another young Barcelona player, Pedri.
One that attracts attention is what plans Luis Enrique has printed for Gavi. The hottest rumor, Gavi will wear jersey number 9, and big chance to have role 9.
If it is true that he is in role 9, it will be different from what Gavi did during his Barcelona costume. The player who was born on 5 August is used to operating as a midfielder, even occasionally playing a role in the playmaker area.
Therefore, if he plays as a midfielder, Gavi will partner with two senior players, namely Koke and Sergio Busquets. One thing is for sure, this young Barcelona star will set a record if Luis Enrique lowers him when he meets Italy.
Statistics show, if Gavi goes down, he will become the youngest debutant in the history of the Spanish national team. The day after tomorrow, he will be 17 years and 64 days old. “I understand Gavi very well, because I have known him for many years. I have no doubts about his appearance,” said Luis Enrique.
Because of Gavi’s charming appearance, Barcelona moved quickly. The Spanish League giants are ready to provide a contract extension offer package. Currently, Gavi has an agreement for a sale value of 50 million euros.