Barcelona the president Joan Laporta stated that the club is close to agreeing a new contract with the young star Gavi.
The midfielder has just one year left on his current contract and the Blue Garnets are keen to secure his future at the Camp Nou.
Gavi has no shortage of fans and there were concerns that the Catalan club’s financial situation would prevent them from making a satisfactory contract offer for the 17-year-old Spain international.
However, speaking to reporters at a fan event, Laporta was sure that the future of the Andalusians Barcelona.
“We are optimistic because we want gavi stay in Barcelona,” said Laporta.
“We are very happy that he will stay, he is from our academy. The player and his agent, whom we know, also want to stay in Barcelona.
“We are very close to reaching an agreement.”
Dembele’s future in Barcelona
Laporta also spoke about another burning issue at the club, including an even more pressing contract issue. Ousmane Dembele close to becoming a free agent, but Barcelona made him an offer to stay.
“Dembele there is an offer to stay, but we have no news that he accepted it, ”said Laporta.
“We didn’t get a response from him.”
It is no secret that the top priority for Barcelona now it remains to juggle with their finances in order to be as competitive as possible in the transfer market and, therefore, on the field.
Cost reduction and additional funding sources are needed, but again, Laporta optimistic.
“We are working to transform BarcelonaFinance around, “said Laporta.
“If next Thursday the members approve [our proposals]we will have good news and we will improve our finances sooner than expected.
“Among other things, we will be able to strengthen professional teams and restore normal life. The club was in critical condition.”
The club are keen to secure new deals, even if they have to be more astute than ever given the financial constraints.
However, Laporta did not address names and refused to talk about Robert Lewandowski when asked.