In a significant blow that seriously jeopardizes Barcelona’s season, 18-year-old Catalan talent Gavi sustained a severe knee injury during Spain’s victory over Georgia on Sunday night (3-1). Gavi’s injury, signaling the end of his season, poses a considerable challenge for Xavi and his squad. The immediate question that arises after this setback is: who will step in to replace him?
While Barcelona boasts talent in the likes of Pedri, De Jong, Gundogan, young Fermin, and Oriol Romeu in that position, discussions of securing reinforcements have already surfaced. Last night, on the set of the El Chiringuito show, journalist José Alvarez outlined three potential options. The top choice, as previously mentioned in the Catalan press, is Giovanni Lo Celso.
Another option already on the table is the early return from loan of Pablo Torre, currently with Girona. The journalist asserts that the third possible option is the promotion of a new gem from La Masia to the first team. The name in consideration: Marc Casado.
🚨 “LO CELSO es la OPCIÓN FAVORITA para sustituir a GAVI, vendría CEDIDO”.
🔥 “Marc Casadó, de la cantera, o la vuelta de PABLO TORRE son las otras dos posibilidades”.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) November 21, 2023