Liverpool ‘willing to pay’ FC Barcelona teenager €9m-a-year – player has €50m release clause

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Liverpool-linked Gavi Credit: PA Images
Liverpool-linked Gavi Credit: PA Images

According to reports, Liverpool are ‘willing’ to offer FC Barcelona youngster Gavi €9m-a-year.

The 17-year-old made his senior debut for the Spanish giants at the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

The midfielder went onto play 47 times for Barcelona across all competitions. This included 28 starts in La Liga.

An alternative XI to the PFA’s Liverpool-heavy TOTY still has two Liverpool players in it

Gavi also made his senior debut for Spain towards the end of last year. He has been capped eight times since October.

The youngster scored his first international goal earlier this week as Spain drew 2-2 against the Czech Republic in the UEFA Nations League.

His current contract is due to expire in 2023 and this includes a €50m release clause.

Barcelona are desperate to keep him beyond the end of the 2023/24 season. Last month it was claimed that Liverpool are a ‘big threat’ to the La Liga outfit. 

Spanish outlet La Porteria are now reporting that ‘Gavi has at least two Premier League offers’ and one is from Liverpool.

The Reds are understood to be ‘willing to pay’ his release clause. They would also offer him a ‘star salary’ of around €9m-a-year.

This deal is unlikely though as ‘Gavi and his entourage are very clear’ that they want to stay and ‘succeed at the Nou Camp’.

Elsewhere, Mo Salah was crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year for the second time on Thursday after winning the award in 2017/18, his first season with Liverpool.

He is one of seven players to win the men’s trophy twice, alongside Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne.

“It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one is big so, very happy and very proud of that,” Salah said.

“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players. It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you get what you worked for. I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more. I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come.

“When you get older, you feel like you’re more stable and you know exactly what you want from football so I’m just trying to really chill and help the team. That’s why I think I also won the playmaker because it’s like you’re more aware of the game, so you just try to make the people next to you better and try to make yourself better as well.”


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