arcelona manager Xavi has expressed his satisfaction with Gavi playing with his boots untied.
Gavi again impressed in victory over Mallorca on Sunday – with his laces untied.
Xavi said: “He says that’s how he’s comfortable, that it’s good for him, that we don’t need to worry.
“Maybe if they were tied up he wouldn’t play as well! It is surprising how mature he is for a 17-year-old. He has a lot of things to improve, but he has a tremendous soul and it’s brutal how he competes.
“I hope he renews his contract. Let’s see if it is sorted soon. After Araujo’s, I hope he is next. I have already said it is fundamental.”