Liverpool is gearing up for an exciting summer transfer window, and the latest rumour has left fans buzzing. According to reports, the club is eyeing Barcelona's 18-year-old midfielder Gavi, who is one of the most promising young talents in world football.
Gavi could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season due to some complicated rules in La Liga regarding promoting youth talents to the first-team and the fact that Barcelona is not allowed to register new signings at the moment.
Since his debut in 2021, Gavi has been making headlines and is often compared to Xavi and Andres Iniesta, both of whom are legends of the game. The young Spaniard has already proven himself on the international stage, scoring one of the goals of the tournament at the World Cup.
Liverpool's midfield has been a cause of concern this season, with key players struggling with injuries and a lack of form. Signing Gavi could be a game-changer for the Reds, as his style of play is tailor-made for Jurgen Klopp's pressing game.
In terms of Liverpool's recent bargain signings, the closest comparison to Gavi would be Philippe Coutinho, who was signed from Inter Milan in 2013. Liverpool managed to get Coutinho for a snip at £8m before selling him on for a record fee of £142m.
Gavi, who is valued at €180m (£160m) by CIES, could be an even bigger bargain for Liverpool, who could potentially make a massive profit on the midfielder in the future.
If Liverpool manages to secure Gavi's signature, they could land their biggest bargain ever. The young midfielder has the potential to be a key player for the Reds for the next 15 years, and signing him for free would be a shrewd move by the club.