Gavi put pen to paper on his new Barcelona contract on Thursday at the Camp Nou, signing a four-year deal with the Catalan giants.
The 18-year-old has finally committed his future to the club with an extension that includes a €1 billion buyout clause and is a happy man.
“I am very happy with the renewal, it’s something I’ve dreamed about since I was little,” he said. “We have always known that we wanted to be successful here and today makes me very happy”.
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President Joan Laporta accompanied Gavi and made it clear he was chuffed to have the teenage sensation committing his future to the club.
“Today is a historic day. With Gavi we are renewing the present, the immediate present and the future of Barça,” he said. “He is a paradigm of talent, effort. He is a player who goes for it all. It is a very happy day for the Catalans.”
Next up for Gavi and Barcelona is a visit from Elche, and it’s a fixture that brings back some warm memories for the youngster.
“I remember last season’s game against Elche very fondly,” he said. “I fulfilled one of my dreams I had since I arrived, celebrating scoring a goal with the fans of the best club in the world. I will never forget that day.”
Another goal on Saturday would do nicely please Gavi.