Barcelona Teen Sensation Gavi’s Future in Doubt as LaLiga Confirm Number Change
18-year-old Gavi’s continuity at Barcelona is in doubt as LaLiga confirms that he will wear his old shirt number, putting Manchester United and Liverpool on transfer alert. The youngster had been handed the No.6 shirt after being registered in January, but due to an ongoing contract dispute, the Catalan giants have reversed their decision to assign him the number, instead opting to revert him back to his original No.30.
Manchester United and Liverpool have both been long-term admirers of the rising star, known for his attacking midfield capabilities. Gavi’s future at Barcelona is now in jeopardy, with reports suggesting that the club could lose him for free this summer after a judge prevented the club from registering the teenager’s new contract. The lucrative deal, sealed in September last year and including a release clause of £866 million (€1bn), has been denied ratification by LaLiga due to the club’s ongoing financial issues.
In a recent update, Gavi has reappeared on the LaLiga website, but with his Juvenil A record and his previous No.30. This latest development has put top European clubs on high alert, including Manchester United and Liverpool, who have been tracking his progress for a while, and favor the chance to sign him on a free transfer, which would be a massive coup for them. As Barcelona try to make room in their wage bill for their prodigious talent, speculations grow over who, between the Premier League giants, will win the race to land one of the most coveted footballers of the moment.
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