Gavi marks the passage of Barça

The Barça club urgently needs the renewal of its last great pearl, which will not activate its 50 million termination clause

Barça could be close to shelving one of the soap operas of recent months. The entity chaired by Joan Laporta is no longer concerned about the siren songs that Gavi has received in the transfer market and hopes to reach an agreement in the coming days to extend the contract that links the footballer with the culé team until 30 June 2023.

“We are optimistic: we want Gavi to continue. The player and his representative want too. We are close to reaching an agreement," Laporta said last Saturday at the Federation of Supporters Clubs of Asturias and Cantabria. That day the culé president smiled and hinted that the soap opera was close to coming to an end. The tug of war around the footballer, who was only 17 years old, was closer than ever to ending and the result had to necessarily be to continue as a Barça player.

Just a few days later, the signals sent by the footballer's environment are oriented towards that end, that of renewal. The midfielder will not under any circumstances activate the 50 million termination clause with which he would buy his freedom letter and his representative, Iván de la Peña, has made it known to the teams that might be interested in hiring the. Gavi will not go for that money to Liverpool, Manchester City, or Manchester United, the three Premier League giants who were following in his footsteps and who most worried Barcelona in the race for renewal.

Gavi's intention is to stay at Barcelona and continue to grow under Xavi Hernández, one of the main supporters, along with Ronald Koeman and Luis Enrique, of the player's brilliant appearance on the European football scene. The footballer from Los Palacios (Seville) has played this season, his debut, a total of 3,074 minutes divided into 43 games, a fundamental continuity for a player of his age, and he has also done so in a team of the highest level .

The rapprochement between both positions for renewal comes after the situation became tense. Laporta shot De la Peña in late May. “He has an offer on the table and we still have no record that he has accepted it. It is a situation that hurts us », he affirmed, while the representative assured that he had not received said proposal. The situation even reached Luis Enrique, who did not bite his tongue in the last concentration of the selection. "Gavi has to improve on and off the field", an encrypted message that could be dedicated to the uncertainty that the footballer is experiencing regarding his renewal in recent months.

The possible renewal of Gavi would be one more section in Barcelona's intention to retain all its young promises. Last year the culé club focused all its efforts on keeping key players for the future of the entity such as Pedri, Ansu Fati or Ronald Araujo. The three went through the club's offices to extend their contract and left there with a termination clause of one billion euros, an unapproachable figure for the great transatlantic European football and an amount that Barça hopes to repeat if it manages to certify the renewal of Gavi.

Farewell to Alves

While Gavi's renewal is on the right track, Dani Alves said goodbye to the Barça club yesterday through a statement on his social networks, after assuming that there was no renewal offer on the table and his contract ends on June 30. His place on the right side will be occupied by Sergiño Dest, Sergi Roberto and a possible signing that should be a market opportunity. Barça continues in this sense waiting for the situation of César Azpilicueta to be resolved, a player whose contract ends this summer and for whom they could be launched once his relationship with Chelsea ends.

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