Liverpool keeping tabs with 17-year-old technically gifted midfielder

Liverpool and Chelsea have both made enquiries about the possible availability of Barcelona midfielder Pablo Gavira, according to reports in Spain.

Despite his tender years, Spain international has already established himself in the first team at Barcelona, starting 13 La Liga games this campaign, while he has also earned four caps for the national team.

Gavira is regarded as one of the most talented young footballers in Europe, and the Blaugrana want him to be a fixture of their team for the next decade and beyond. However, Barcelona risk losing Pablo, who just has a deal until 2023 and is still on youth terms, and European rivals have started to circle.

Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea are extremely interested in the 17-year-old midfielder and have already been sounding out his camp, with the academy starlet ‘swimming in offers’.

The Spanish midfielder has a release clause of €50m, which may seem steep for a 17-year-old but is seen by many as a bargain for a footballer who is expected to have an enormous future in the game.

La Liga giants are working hard behind the scenes to try and secure a new professional deal for Gavi, which would increase that release clause exponentially, likely to around the same €1b mark as the buyout clause in Fati’s deal.

Nevertheless, the Spaniard’s current release clause, coupled with his minuscule salary, has got rival clubs very interested, and Chelsea and Liverpool have already made contact with his agent, Ivan de la Pena, to ask after the youngster.