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Chelsea Have The Chance To Seize This Barca Youngster: Should Boehly Move In For Him?

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According to a report from Football.London, it was stated that Chelsea now have the chance to get some revenge on Barcelona in the transfer market this summer. It is understood that Gavi’s contract with the Spanish giants has been reverted back to an academy deal due to a longstanding legal issue. This gives the Blues a perfect opportunity to swoop him in the coming transfer window.

Gavi’s Impressive Rise In Spanish Football This Season

Gavi is having a brilliant campaign at the Nou Camp after producing several eye-catching performances in Barca’s midfield department. The gifted teenager has found the back of the net on two occasions and created five assists over 36 appearances for Barca this season across all fronts.

The 18-year-old has established himself as a key player under Xavi’s tutelage after averaging 1.4 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 0.6 clearances, 0.7 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball from the central areas, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 88.1% in the top tier of Spanish football (stats via whoscored).

Gavi of Barcelona linked to Chelsea
BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 19: Gavi of FC Barcelona battles for possession with Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Spotify Camp Nou on March 19, 2023, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Should Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly Make Contact?

The Barca wonder kid excels at holding the ball in the central areas of the field, and his quickness and agility make him an exceptional dribbler. He can create space for himself and comfortably play his way out of tricky positions in between defenders.

He is primarily a central midfielder but is versatile enough to virtually play anywhere in the final third except in the centre-forward role, which makes him a brilliant addition to any club. The Spanish midfielder is no doubt one of the brightest young talents from La Masia. He has the potential to become one of the finest midfielders in Europe. He has also garnered attention from various coaches, including Pep Guardiola, as Manchester City are keeping tabs on his situation at the Nou Camp.

His arrival at Stamford Bridge would bring in a perfect partner for Enzo Fernandez in the midfield department, as both could dominate possession for the Blues, and he could play a crucial role in their offence. Hence, Todd Boehly should certainly consider making contact if he wishes to acquire his signature this summer.

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