According to journalist Anais Marti Herrero of La Vanguardia, Manchester United tabled a lucrative €5 million contract offer to Barcelona prodigy Gavi this summer, but the teenager turned it down.
Gavi had an outstanding debut season in 2021/22. The 18-year-old, a product of the La Masia academy, has firmly established himself as a key member of Barcelona’s first-team setup.
His future, however, had been a source of concern this summer, as his contract was set to expire in 2023. With a €50 million release clause in his previous contract, there were concerns that some clubs would use it to entice him away.
Liverpool was linked heavily with a move for Gavi, while Bayern Munich had a strong interest in the 18-year-old as well.
Now, as per the report from Anais Marti Herrero, Manchester United was also intent on signing Gavi and even made a lucrative contract offer for the La Masia graduate. Indeed, as per the report, the 18-year-old was offered a three-year deal worth €5 million per season.
However, they were met with a firm rejection from the 18-year-old, whose priority has always been to stay at Barcelona and succeed.
The teenager admitted as much after signing a new long-term deal with the Catalan giants that sees his stay at Spotify Camp Nou prolonged until 2026. He is now shielded by an enormous release clause worth €1 billion.
Since breaking into the first-team setup, Gavi has managed to make 54 appearances for Barcelona, scoring two goals and setting up six more. He has become a regular starter in the lineup this season ahead of more experienced individuals like Frenkie de Jong and Franck Kessie.
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