Bayern Munich ‘close’ in signing Barcelona player this summer – Not De Jong
Bayern Munich is closely monitoring the Barcelona star contract situation, according to Spanish regional daily Mundo Deportivo [via Barca Universal]
The 18-years-old who rose through Barcelona’s youth ranks, made his senior debut for the club last August. The 17-year-old has since established himself as a regular for the Catalans, playing 39 matches across all competitions.
Having impressed the Blaugrana, Gavi has also earned six appearances for the Spanish national team. The midfielder is thus widely regarded as one of the most exciting youngsters in the country.
However, there are concerns about Gavi’s future at Barcelona as his contract with them expires next year. As things stand, the La Liga giants face the risk of losing the midfielder for a cut-price deal in the summer.
Gavi is also not short of options should he decide to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season. According to the aforementioned source, Bayern Munich is ‘very interested in signing the Spaniard.
The Bundesliga champions are reportedly keeping a close eye on Gavi’s situation at Barcelona. Bayern Munich is of the view that the midfielder can establish himself as a regular for them under Julian Nagelsmann’s management.
Nagelsmann’s side, though, is not the only club keen on acquiring Gavi’s services. Premier League giants Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in teenagers.
However, Gavi still prefers putting pen to paper on a fresh deal with Blaugrana, as per the report. The midfielder has a good relationship with Catalans boss Xavi and is prepared to continue his development under him
While the Spaniard is willing to sign a new contract, the Spanish giants have reportedly been reluctant to offer him a lucrative deal. Xavi, though, has urged the club to tie the youngster down to a fresh contract.