Barcelona starlets release clause offers exciting opportunity for Liverpool this summer

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Gavi celebrates a goal that is then cancelled during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Gavi celebrates a goal that is then cancelled during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on February 13, 2022. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP) (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Barcelona starlet Gavi is reportedly available for a fragment of his value this summer after it was revealed the youngster has a £42 million release clause tied into his current Catalonia contract.

At just 17-years-old Gavi burst onto the Spanish football scene, enjoying a successful 2021 campaign for both club and country, cementing his name on every football fan’s “one to watch” list.

Now reports in Spain are touting Liverpool as heavy favourites to sign the youngster should he choose not to renew his contract with the La Liga giants.

According to El Nacional, Jurgen Klopp and the Reds’ scouting team have been closely monitoring the starlets progress at the Camp Nou and have been patiently waiting to pounce once his current contract expires in 2023.

Barcelona will be looking to avoid the dreaded free transfer fiasco that will occur next January if they fail to tie down the talented playmaker to a new deal this summer, and this could work perfectly for Liverpool.

Taking the La Liga giant’s current financial woes into consideration, a cut-price deal could be accelerated during this summer’s transfer window to save the Barcelona hierarchy another red-faced moment by losing a prized asset for free.

The Catalan giants, however, will keen be to shrug off Liverpool’s interest in one of their upcoming stars with the playmaker being compared to club greats Xavi and Andreas Iniesta for his style of play and abundance of talent.

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Barcelona are still in the driving seat in this one, with the club being treasured by the youngster, nevertheless, the pulling-power of Jurgen Klopp and the chance to star in the Premier League is a tempting package for any future dynamo of the game.