Liverpool ‘are prepared to hand Barcelona wonderkid Gavi £80,000… FIFTY TIMES his current salary’ to lure the midfield sensation to Anfield… with the cash-strapped Catalan side needing to free up their wage bill
- Gavi, 17, is high on Jurgen Klopp’s wishlist with Liverpool keen on the midfielder
- The Reds are prepared to offer him ’50 times more’ that what he currently earns
- Lack of space on the Barca wage bill means the club may have to cash in on him
Gavi, 17, has caught the eye of several European giants and non more so than Jurgen Klopp, who is understood to be keen on signing the La Masia graduate for the Reds.
Klopp’s side are prepared to offer the youngster around £80,000 a week (€96,000), is order to try and capture the rising star. He is said to current earn just £1,600-a-week at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool want to offer Barcelona starlet Gavi 50 times what he currently earns at Nou Camp
The Spain international sees his future in Catalonia, despite being targeted by several sides
The midfielder, who reportedly sees his future in Catalonia, has a relatively low release clause at €50million (£41.7 million), and with Barca needing the funds, they may have no option but to cash in on their star playmaker.
Ferran Torres’ pending registration at the Nou Camp is currently on hold, given the cash-stapped Catalans have a lack of space on their wage bill, despite Phillipe Coutinho joining Aston Villa.
Gavi’s potential exit and Coutinho’s departure could trigger the necessary space for Torres to become an active squad member.
The young star joined the Barcelona youth academy in 2015 at the age of 11, and signed his first professional contract with the club in September 2020, before making his debut for Barcelona B.
The youngster has already made his debut for his country, despite being just 17 years old
Boss Xavi is keen to keep hold of the playmaker as he aims to take Barcelona back to the top
Following his promotion to the first team in 2021, he has already made his debut for the Spanish National team.
Liverpool are in need of reinforcements as they look to keep up with league leaders Manchester City, who are 11 points clear of Klopp’s side at the top of the Premier League currently.
Klopp’s longer term plan is taking shape, with 18-year-old Harvey Elliott, central midfielder Tyler Morton, 18, and full-backs Conor Bradley, 17, and Owen Beck, 19, all seeing first team football as teenagers. The addition of Gavi could potentially seen as a linch pin to the future plans of the German.