Barcelona’s persistent pursuit of Manchester City’s midfielder, Bernardo Silva is already having a negative ripple effect on the Catalan team.
Teenage sensation, Gavi is not particularly happy with the idea of the Manchester City star switching to the Camp Nou from the Etihad Stadium.
According to Barca Universal, Gavi has already told Xavi that he won’t be renewing his contract with Barcelona in the event that the Catalans sign Bernardo this summer.
Gavi is worried he might now get too many game-time opportunities if the Portugal midfielder is brought to Camp Nou as the squad is already filled with gifted talents in that position.
While Frenkie de Jong starts with Pedri and Sergio Busquets, with Nico Gonzalez and Miralem Pjanic also in the running, Barcelona has also signed Franck Kessie this summer, who will likely fight with Gavi for the backup midfield position.
Meanwhile, Barcelona giants have set a deadline to try and get a deal done for Frenkie de Jong in time to register new signings Football London reports.
Chelsea and Manchester United are battling to sign the Dutch midfielder with the Red Devils already having a deal agreed with Barcelona for the 25-year-old.
Frenkie de Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Memphis Depay are just a few of the players Barcelona is hoping to offload in order to raise the funds necessary to comply with La Liga rules.
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona are yet to register their new summer signings after struggling to meet up with La Liga’s financial regulations for the 2022/23 season.
The Catalan giants have brought in Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, and Frank Kessie this summer but are facing a tough task to register all players.
The Barcelona board remains quite confident about registering all the new players ahead of their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano next weekend.