- According to ESPN, the midfielder’s agent already has the formal Barcelona renewal offer.
Pablo Martín Páez Gavira, much better known as “Gavi”, already has since last week a proposal for the formal renewal of his contract by FC Barcelona. According to ESPN, the player’s representative received it last week, although both parties must continue negotiating. As Barcelona’s economic vice-president, Eduard Romeu, assured RAC1 this Friday, the prospects for the club are none other than the extension of the young international’s contract, affirming that he does not have “conflicts” in this case.
Gavi, 17, ends his current contract with the Barcelona club in 2023. On the 25th, in an interview for L’Esportiu, the president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, assured that he did not understand why the player’s agent, Iván de la Peña, did not respond to the club by suggesting that he was “playing and comparing” the culé offer with others. “His representative has had the renewal offer on the table for a long time. We have no news that he has accepted it. The news we have is that he is comparing and that at some point he will have to say something. We have already stated our position and, for the moment, it is not accepted by the player’s agent.” Asked if he was hurt, Laporta said “yes, because we don’t understand him. He is a player that we all like; he is 17 years old, has a magnificent present and future at Barça, and we don’t understand why his representative is playing and comparing”, assured then the Barcelona president.
For his part, that same day, De la Peña clarified that he did not understand why Laporta commented on that given that, according to what he explained, in the last meeting with the culé director of football Mateu Alemany they agreed that Barça would send him a new proposal and he still hadn’t received it after two weeks, which is why he couldn’t reply to an offer that hadn’t arrived at that time. According to information from Moisés Llorens for ESPN, Barcelona’s proposal has already been in the hands of Gavi’s entourage since last week, an important novelty in a negotiation that keeps the attention of the Barcelona fans alive.