‘Biggest steal of football history’: Some Chelsea amazed by their transfer links to Champions League midfielder
Chelsea are reportedly interested in trying to sign Barcelona talent Gavi – and some Blues fans on Twitter have responded by claiming he’d be an unbelievable capture for them at the quoted price tag.
Spanish publication Sport claim that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to meet the €50million (£42million) release clause for the Barcelona youngster.
La Liga giants Barca are vulnerable to losing their 17-year-old rising star because he’s currently got a minimal release clause in his deal.
He’s yet another in a long line of players to come out of Barcelona’s glittering La Masia academy.
Chelsea fans eye super bargain
A selection of Blues supporters on social media insist that Gavi would be an absolute bargain if signed for around the £40million mark.
The central midfielder only made his senior debut for Barcelona this season, making 14 appearances across all competitions so far. He’s also got four senior caps for the Spain national team, too.
Despite his inexperience, he’s looked a class above when on the pitch.
He can play various midfield positions due to the fact he’s so comfortable with the ball at his feet, plus he’s got incredible vision and great technique.
Gavi has started seven of the last eight league matches in a struggling Barcelona team, which goes to show the amount of pressure the club are willing to place on his young shoulders.
Here are some Chelsea fans reacting to the Gavi speculation:
Blues midfield already bolstered next season
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has so much quality in the centre of the park to choose from in his squad, but it’s already due to get even tougher next season.
Billy Gilmour, along with Conor Gallagher, are two Blues players loaned out this season. They are a duo capable of long-term futures at Stamford Bridge depending on their developments.
Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Twitter account here.