• Gavi made his first-team debut last season
  • He has netted two goals and six assists so far
  • Gavi has one year left on his current contract with Barcelona

FC Barcelona star Gavi has reportedly rejected a contract extension offer from the club, while he has received a fine deal from Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool FC.

Barcelona's opening offer was around $2.1 million a year, which Gavi and his representatives instantly rejected. The teenager has demanded a four-year contract, with an increase in wage every year, reported Catalan outlet La Porteria.

Gavi wants his salary to be $4.3 million in the first year, $5.3 million in the second year and $6.4 million in the third. He should then be able to negotiate his wages depending on his performance in the fourth year.

The 17-year-old Seville-born has a bright future ahead of him and has already made headlines and created a number of records. Last Sunday, he became Spain's youngest-ever goalscorer at 17 years and 304 days with his strike against the Czech Republic in the ongoing edition of the UEFA Nations League.

Before that, Gavi had become Barcelona's third-youngest scorer and fourth-youngest player to appear for the Camp Nou side.

Gavi currently takes home $107,000 a year, which makes him one of the lowest-paid regular first-team players after making his senior debut at the beginning of the last season, according to Forbes.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are willing to offer the Spanish teenager a lucrative offer of around $10 million per annum. Gavi has a year left on his contract with Barcelona and in order to sign him, Liverpool will have to trigger his release clause of $54 million. The Reds' assistant sporting director Julian Ward has ensured the club has no issues with it, according to Sports Illustrated.

Young midfielder Gavi has been a rare plus point for Barca this season
Young midfielder Gavi has been a rare plus point for Barca this season AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO

In 47 competitive appearances for Barcelona's first team, Gavi has netted two goals and six assists.

It has also been reported that Liverpool have been busy with their pursuit of signing Benfica's center forward Darwin Nunez, who also happens to be Manchester United's target. It is believed that Nunez has made himself clear that he would join the Merseyside club and not the Old Trafford side.