One of the most awaited news that Barça was finally able to announce was the renewal of Pablo Paéz ‘Gavi’. Joan Laporta ensured, in this way, the continuity of one of the biggest promises that La Masía has given in a long time, and that it is already a fixture in Xavi Hernández’s lineups.
Words are superfluous when talking about him, since few things have not already been said about the Spanish international, who is an outlier.
His arrival surprised everyone last season, and it only took a few games for Luis Enrique to decide to call him up. And in ‘la Roja’ he has been the undisputed headliner since the first day, demonstrating the incredible qualities he treasures. Logical, therefore, that many ‘top’ teams were preparing the 50 million euros that appeared in their termination clause to be able to take him away from Camp Nou.
Fortunately, the ex-Betis player has always made it very clear that his intention was to stay in La Liga Santander, and that he was fully convinced that the best thing for him was not to leave the Blaugrana team. There he feels highly valued and respected by his teammates and the coaching staff, and he also has confidence in the project at hand. So he rejected all the offers that came to him, despite being much higher from the financial point of view.
Gavi was initially expected to sign his new contract as soon as he turned 18, something that happened just over a month ago. However, the announcement did not arrive, and it was taking longer than expected, which had caused some anxiety among the Barça fans. But, as already explained, it was all due to the wage bill, which they needed to lighten. And after the sale of Miralem Pjanic, Laporta and Mateu Alemany have finally been able to make the news official.
He has signed until 2026, so Xavi will be able to continue enjoying the Andalusian’s services for much longer. Of course, until January he will not be able to leave the ’30’ number he currently has, and wear the ‘6’ that Riqui Puig left free after his departure to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Paris Saint-Germain, among the teams rejected by Gavi.
There are not a few sets that have been rejected by Gavi, who at all times forced his agent, Iván de la Peña, to give priority to talks with Barça. And among those interested was Paris Saint-Germain, who had contacted the environment of the footballer born in 2004 a few months ago.
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi made several attempts to convince him, but none yielded results, no matter how much money he put on the table.
An example of loyalty and love to the shield.