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Barcelona renew Gavi’s contract, insert €1bn buyout clause

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FC Barcelona has announced an agreement with Pablo Páez Gavira, ‘Gavi’, to extend his contract to 30 June 2026.

The La Liga club said the buyout clause for the new contract for the Spanish youngster is set at 1 billion euros.

The event for Gavi’s new contract extension will take place on Thursday 15 September at 6pm CEST in an open event at Spotify Camp Nou, according to a statement on the club’s website.

Gavi was born in the town of Los Palacios y Villafranca near Seville on August 5, 2004. As a youngster, he made his way to the youth system at Real Betis where he spent two seasons representing the verdiblancos at the Luis del Sol training complex just a stone’s throw from the Benito Villamarín stadium.

Gavi then made his fateful move to FC Barcelona for the 2015/16 season. He first represented the blaugranes at U12 level before moving through the youth categories quickly to reach the U19 squad

After impressing quickly it was not long before he made his debut for Barça B, replacing Nico González in a 6-0 win against Hospitalet on 21 February 2021. The midfielder made one more appearance that season for the B team in the local derby against Espanyol.

Now established as a first team regular, Gavi scored his first goal for the blaugranes in December 2021 in a 3-2 win over Elche, becoming the third youngest ever goalscorer for the Club.

At just 18 years of age, he is already a key member of Luis Enrique’s full national Spain squad.

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