The club and player have struggled to found a common ground on an agreeable renewal deal for over four months now. Gavi has been a standout performer since emerging under Ronald Koeman last season despite only 17 years of age.
President Laporta also revealed that the club wouldn’t go further than they’re meant to just to renew a player considering the amount of debt they’re in.
Top European clubs are on high alert as the teenager enters the last year of his deal. Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich amongst many others are said to be preparing offers for the kid.
In a recent interview, Gavi said :
“I am very happy to be on this tour with the team.
“I am the first to be excited about this team. I’m looking forward to a nice, happy season.”
Playing the long game is risky for Barcelona as they risk losing of their most prized assets for free if a deal isn’t struck soon.