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Barcelona plan to tie teenage star to a higher release clause

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Gavi has the chance to improve his contract while Barcelona are making sure to fend off potential suitors.

Since making his senior Barcelona debut in August, Gavi has delivered impressive performances for the Blaugrana.
The 17-year-old became the youngest player to have ever been called up to the Spain national team last month. As Gavi continues to impress at Camp Nou, Barcelona are looking to secure his future at the club.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalans are keen to increase Gavi’s release clause. The player’s contract runs until 2023, but the club are keen to fend off suitors by increasing the clause.

Because Gavi is still a minor, Barcelona can extend his contract only for three years. This will not cause any problems for the Blaugrana as long as the player have a high-enough release clause.

Gavi currently has a €50m release clause which makes the club vulnerable against potential efforts to prize the youngster away. The Catalans are reportedly planning to raise the release clause to €500m, similar to Gavi’s U19 teammate Nico Gonzalez. This will put Gavi behind Pedri and Ansu Fati, who both have €1B release clauses.