Chelsea to make sensational offer for technically brilliant midfielder in €50 million deal
Chelsea are plotting a bid for Barcelona youngster Gavi, according to reports in Spain
After Gavi moved to Real Betis and scored 96 goals for their U-10 team, Ivan de la Pena, a former Barca midfielder and now Gavi’s agent, was alerted to his talent by a scout, sources explain to ESPN.
By the time De la Pena made contact, Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal were already pushing for him to sign, but De la Pena managed to convince him to sign for Barca by telling him about his own experiences at La Masia.
Gavi boasts elements of Barca midfielders of the past, that “DNA” the club demand, and they see him as the clubs future and a way back into winning La Liga and the Champions League on a yearly basis.
The Camp Nou side have been trying to convince him to sign a new contract, but the 17-year-old midfielder has rejected their first offer, according to El Nacional.
There are other teams interested, however, with the club willing to make a bid, but they will have to cough up €50 million (£42m/$57m) to get him
The youngest player to ever play for Spain, his technical ability is at odds with his bull-like competitiveness. One LaLiga player who has faced him this season said he couldn’t believe how tenacious and strong he is for a 17-year-old
“Kids usually stop or go out to the sidelines when their laces come undone, but Gavi was never bothered — he’d just carry on,” Blasco added. “He’s still the same now.”
Even though Gavi has not agreed a new contract with the Spaniards just yet, we firmly believe that a new contract is on its way and we will have to wait a good few years before they really have a chance to seal a deal.
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