Video: Gavi celebrates Barcelona contract extension with teammates
It was recently confirmed that Gavi have signed a contract extension until 2026 with Barcelona.
On Thursday, he was commemorated with the holding of a public ceremony, during which Spanish international and club president Joan Laporta spoke about all things related to the player committing his long-term future to Spotify Camp Nou.
According to a video shared by journalist David Ibanez, the youngster walked the collejas tunnel ahead of Barça training on Friday morning.
— David Ibanez (@DavidIbanez5) September 16, 2022
It’s a tradition that has always been followed at the Catalan club, after contract extensions and new signings, or before a player bids farewell to the team.
From the public inauguration to the collejas tunnel, it seems club members are also delighted that the 18-year-old will put pen to paper for three more years.
After all, in the summer of 2022, Bayern Munich, in particular, had their sights set on pushing Gavi away from Xavi’s side.
Moreover, it has been claimed that other European giants such as Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are also considering a move for the highly-rated midfielder.
While other teams reportedly even presented more lucrative offers to the teenage sensation, he ultimately decided to stay at Barcelona.
One of the reasons for his commitment to the club, in addition to being a La Masia graduating could be the playing time given to him by Xavi.
Except for the La Liga heavyweight game against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, the wonderkid has started every possible game of the current campaign.
Much like how elated members of the Barcelona camp are over Gavi’s contract extension, the feelings are mutual within culeurs worldwide.