The Gavi registration saga is officially over, as Barcelona has finally registered the Spanish midfielder who was on the radar of Chelsea and Liverpool.
Barca has some serious financial problems, which have stopped them from registering several players and forced them to offload some.
After reaching an agreement over a new deal with Gavi, La Liga rejected the contract, which meant the midfielder had to return to a youth contract, and he gave up the shirt number he was awarded in the first team.
This gave Liverpool, and Chelsea hopes he could be available, especially as the Catalans pursued a move for Lionel Messi towards the end of last season.
However, Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that Barca has found a solution to the problem, and Gavi has signed a new long-term contract with a release clause worth €1B.
This means Chelsea and Liverpool can now end their interest because the Catalans will ask for his release clause to be paid before they offload him, which will be impossible for the Premier League clubs.
Official. Gavi saga is over, he has been registered by La Liga with Barcelona first team – statement confirms. He’s gonna wear #6. 🔵🔴 #FCB
New deal until June 2026 includes €1B release clause. pic.twitter.com/HfhFAbG22M
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 20, 2023