Barcelona boss Xavi is “optimistic” that Gavi will sign a new contract at Camp Nou.
The 17-year-old has made the breakthrough into the Catalan club’s first team during the 2021-22 campaign, featuring on 37 occasions in all competitions, contributing two goals and five assists in the process.
Gavi’s current deal with Barcelona is due to expire in June 2023, though, and a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester City and Liverpool, are believed to be keen to sign him.
The La Liga outfit have thus far been unable to agree a wage packet with the Spain international, who is believed to be aware that he could earn a much higher salary in the Premier League.
However, Xavi remains “optimistic” that the teenager will commit his future to the club in the near future.
“I’m optimistic and I see that the player wants to stay. It depends on the club, on him and his representative, who is Ivan de la Pena. I’m not suffering. He deserves to stay and knows that we value him. I hope so,” Xavi told reporters.
Gavi has contributed two goals and five assists in 25 La Liga appearances during the 2021-22 campaign, while he has also featured on 10 occasions in the Champions League and Europa League.