‘He will 100% sign’ – Barcelona director says

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Spain coach Luis Enrique had last month hailed Barcelona midfielder Gavi as the complete package.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has already proven his worth for not only Barcelona, but the Spanish team as well.

The midfielder became Spain’s youngest ever player when he made his international debut last October, and he is in line to make the Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup.

Gavi’s future had been in doubt all the while, and the negotiation process seemed to have stalled.

Gavis contract at with the club is due to expire next June, and club president Joan Laporta had revealed last month that both parties have now reached an agreement for the buzzing young talent.

“We’re optimistic because we want Gavi to stay at Barcelona. We are very excited about him staying, he’s from our academy,” Laporta told Marca when questioned on the situation last month.

“The player and his agent, who we know, also want to stay at Barcelona. We are very close to reaching an agreement.”

Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany has now confirmed that Gavi will sign a new deal at Camp Nou in the early stages of August, as he claimed that the deal is hundred percent certain.

Alemany told reporters: “There is an outline of an agreement. We are highly committed to sorting out this situation.

“He is 17 years of age and we are waiting until he turns 18 on 5 August so he can sign a contract longer than three years.

“We have small details to close out but we will get it resolved. 100% Gavi will continue at Barca.”