Gavi signs new deal with Barcelona that includes a $1 billion release clause


Gavi signs new deal with Barcelona that includes a $1 billion release clause

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Barcelona confirms Gavi’s contract renewal. Since December, the player and the club have been discussing an extension and finally the deal is confirmed.

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The teenager has made a name for himself as one of the best teenagers in the world, and clubs from all across Europe have expressed interest in him. Along with Chelsea, Bayern Munich was the team most interested in signing the player. The midfielder, a La Masia graduate, was unwilling to leave Camp Nou nonetheless.

Barcelona has never been concerned with its connections to other teams. In order to protect him from moves, they have decided to include a €1 billion release clause to his contract.

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Gavi is Barcelona’s asset

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His new contract, which will expire in the summer of 2026, will be three years longer than his present one.

“I am not surprised by Gavi’s performance because I see him train every day,” the coach said after his recent man of the match showing against Sevilla.

“I know what he’s capable of. The way he plays, he is pure intensity, personality, hard work, heart, discipline… I don’t want to be unfair on the others, but he was perhaps the best player tonight,” Xavi added.

With the billion-euro release clause in his contract, which would keep him at the club for a very long time, Gavi joins players like Ronald Araujo, Pedri, and Ansu Fati.

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The midfielder scored twice in 47 appearances, both at Camp Nou, once against Elche and one against Atlético Madrid. He made history for Barça by scoring against Elche at the age of barely 17 years and 135 days, behind only Ansu Fati and Bojan Krkic. In addition to his two goals, Gavi assisted on Nico’s goals against Osasuna and Elche, Aubameyang’s goal against Valencia, and Pedri’s goal against Levante.

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