After failing to sign Ronald Araujo from Barca, Liverpool have set their eyes on another fantastic player. It was rumored that Liverpool were interested in acquiring the services of Araujo as his contract was due to expire this summer. With the idea of strengthening their defense, Klopp wanted a young and versatile player in the Uruguayan defender. The speculations came to an end as Barca announced the contract extension of Ronald Araujo till 2026.
The La Liga giants have offered a number of contract extensions to youngsters which include the likes of Pedri, Ansu Fati, and Nico Gonzalez. Gavi is the only player who hasn’t been offered a new contract and it seems Liverpool and FSG are heavily linked with him. The Spaniard’s contract is due to expire this summer and with only over a month left until the summer transfer window opens, he has still not signed an extension.
Gavi’s current contract contains a release clause worth 42m pounds. If they wish to, Liverpool and other clubs can trigger this clause and acquire his services without any negotiations with Barca. And while it seems like a gamble to pay 42m for a 17-year-old, it is something that could certainly interest Liverpool.
Why Gavi can prove to be a marquee signing for Liverpool?
Pablo Gavira aka Gavi is only 17 years old but has already made his presence noticed in both his club and the national side. He is also very versatile as he can play in the heart of the midfield and if needed, can play as a winger as well. With such huge potential, 42m could prove to be a bargain for him in the future.
Liverpool have a midfield compromising of players who are mostly over the age of 30. Henderson, Fabinho, and Thiago are all above the age of 30 which is a concerning matter. The arrival of Gavi will certainly make a huge difference. And while he may not start under Klopp immediately, he will certainly learn from the likes of the fantastic midfielders at the club.