LIVERPOOL have been handed a transfer boost in their bid to sign Barcelona wonderkid Gavi, the midfielder has reportedly turned down a THIRD contract offer.
The 17-year-old burst onto the Camp Nou scene at the start of this season and impressed new boss and club legend Xavi.
Xavi, who was one of the best midfielders of his generation, is a huge Gavi fan.
He called the midfielder ‘incredible talent’.
Xavi said: “He’s an incredible talent and a joy to coach.
“At 17, to have already had such an impact and to play with the national team, it’s wonderful.”
But according to Sport and Marca, Gavi are yet to agree the new terms of his contract which is due to expire in the summer of 2023.
A third offer was made to Gavi but was turned down.
However, Barca hope Xavi’s plans for the club will be enough to convince Gavi to stay.
News of Gavi’s latest rejection of a new deal will be music to Liverpool’s ears, with boss Jurgen Klopp seen as a huge fan.
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Klopp’s title-seeking Reds are reportedly willing to offer Gavi £80,000 a week.
That’s a significant increase on the supposed £1,600 from Gavi he fetches each week.
Gavi would also receive an £8million signing bonus.
The four-cap Spain international is seen as an ideal long-term replacement for Thiago Alcantara.
Liverpool could face stiff competition from other Premier League clubs, however.
Rivals Manchester United are rumored to be interested in the midfield maestro, as is Manchester City.