Catalan outlet Sport today names Liverpool as a ‘big threat’ to Gavi’s stay at Barcelona.
While the Camp Nou side work on a new contract for the 17-year-old, it’s said the Reds are willing to pay for his release clause, which stands at €50m.
That, however, still doesn’t mean Gavi is close to moving to Anfield.
Barcelona are said to be counting on the player’s wish of staying at the club to find an agreement with him.
It’s said the youngster wants to continue ‘fulfilling his dream’ at the La Liga giants, and expects his agent to soon get to a deal with the club.
Still, Liverpool are monitoring the situation, and even though €50m sounds like a lot for a teenager, Sport points out that’s a fee which would be no problem for the Anfield side.
It’s said the Reds put on the table a contract with economic conditions which are ‘very superior’ to Barça’s.
The player and his staff know the Camp Nou side can’t get to those numbers, but now expect them to at least reduce the difference.
Sport makes it clear Gavi doesn’t want to go ‘for money’, as he’s ‘happy’ at the club, meaning the option of going to England ‘doesn’t go through his head’.
That may sound like an urge from the player for Barça to raise their offer, as despite all the noise the outlet makes about Liverpool’s interest, they want to make it clear he’s not interested in joining Jurgen Klopp’s side.