Revealed: Identity of Barcelona legend who blocked Gavi from joining Manchester City

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According to Diario AS, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have had one of the best young players in his squad no thanks to Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert who once convinced Gavi to reject a move to the Etihad Stadium.

The Dutchman worked in La Masia at the time and closely followed the youngster’s progress. When an offer from City arrived, he was on ground to persuade the youngster to stay at the Camp Nou.

The player made his breakthrough in 2020 at age 16 when he performed well for Barcelona U19. Soon, he was called up to the first team by then manager Ronald Koeman.

Interestingly, Gavi still remains linked to some big Premier League clubs, but he is expected to sign a new contract to stay with Catalan giants.