Gavi is expected to recover in between seven and nine months. This means that the midfielder won’t be able to play the rest of the season.
Barcelona could receive millions from FIFA after midfielder Gavi suffered a season-ending injury to his knee during Spain’s Euro 2024 qualification game against Georgia.
Barcelona confirmed that the 19-yearold had torn his anterior crusade ligament (ACL). Gavi is scheduled to undergo surgery within the next few weeks and will begin his long recovery. Gavi played in Spain’s 27 last competitive matches since Luis de la Fuente became Spain’s manager. He has also been a consistent figure in the Barcelona first XI.
FIFA can compensate the Barca board with a large amount of money.
Gavi’s recovery could take anywhere between seven and nine months. The midfielder will miss the rest of the season. According to an article from a Spanish outlet Mundo DeportivoFIFA must cover the costs incurred when a club loses a player due to national team commitments for more than 28 days.
Since Gavi’s recovery will take much more than 28 days, FIFA will pay the Blaugrana at least a sum of €3 million in compensation, said the same report. The report also stated that FIFA would begin paying Barcelona on 16 December. The club will be paid €20,548 a day for a total of 365 days. FIFA can pay clubs up to €7.5 million per player.
The news will do little to lighten the spirits of Barca faithful because while the money will certainly help Barça, Gavi’s absence from the club for the remainder of the campaign could lead to serious sporting issues.