Liverpool are set to pounce on the stalemate in deal talks between Barcelona and Pablo Gavira and trigger the midfielder’s €50m release clause in the upcoming transfer window.
A product of the La Masia youth academy, Spain international broke into the first team at Camp Nou this past campaign, with Ronald Koeman handing the youngster his debut. And Gavira has not looked back since, going on to establish himself as a regular in the starting line-up, first under Koeman and then Xavi.
Pablo finished the 2021/22 campaign with 46 games in all tournaments, bagging two goals and six assists in the process. At the same time, the 17-year-old midfielder has also broken into the Spanish national team and has earned six caps for La Roja.
The Spanish midfielder’s progress in his debut campaign has alerted several top teams around Europe, none more so than the Reds. And the fact that his deal expires in 2023 has just served to add more fuel to speculations surrounding his future at Barcelona.
Negotiations over a new contract have been going on for a while, but a resolution is yet to be reached. Barcelona president Joan Laporta recently lashed out at Pablo’s agent, Ivan de la Pena, for dragging out the discussions while also iterating that the club would not be improving on their latest offer. Gavira’s current contract with the Blaugrana has a release clause worth €50m embedded in it.