Liverpool may be riding high in the Premier League and Champions League this season but Jurgen Klopp will know that such good form never lasts forever.
The very best teams in Europe are constantly evolving and figuring out solutions to problems before they’ve even properly presented themselves.
At the Anfield club, that undoubtedly comes in the form of the team’s midfield options, which will likely need some youthful exuberance invested into it before too long.
Fortunately for Jurgen Klopp’s side, a potential solution has presented itself in the form of Barcelona midfielder Gavi.
According to El Nacional, Liverpool are intent on making a move for the Barca star either in January or the following summer transfer window. So much good is Gavi and how much would he cost the Anfield club to sign in 2022?
Is Gavi what Liverpool need?
Remarkably, Gavi has made less than 20 appearances for Barca’s first team to date but has already made a huge name for himself within the world of Spanish football.
Despite not really featuring for the senior team last season, Gavi was called up to Luis Enrique’s Spain national team for the Nations League semi-final and final against France and Spain respectively.
Against players twice his age, Gaiv thrived and quickly established himself as an incredibly talented young player that was ready to take Spanish football by storm. And from the centre of Barcelona’s midfield, that’s what he’s gone on to do this season.
As a boisterous, box-to-box midfielder, Gavi would fit perfectly into Klopp’s tactics at Liverpool and would be a useful member of the squad in the short-term, before likely establishing himself as a key player in the years to come.
How much would he cost?
Due to his age and his contract at Barca only running until 2023, Gavi is currently valued at just €25 million and could potentially be signed for as little as €30 million by Liverpool.
However, according to reports in Spain, the midfielder has a release clause that stands at an impressive €50 million – which is perhaps what Barca would demand for their cherished youth prodigy.