Gavi’s brilliant rise: from cadet to La Roja in 15 months

Tear is going too fast to Gavi. The 17-year-old midfielder is the man of fashion in Can Bara. A few weeks ago he was a stranger to the general public. Now, with the decision to Luis Enrique from summon it for the senior team, it has become the topic of the moment.

His is the story of a meteoric rise. It remains to be seen how far the boy will go, who could become the youngest footballer to make his debut with the Spanish team, if Luis Enrique decides to give him minutes.

Koeman talks to Gavi after hearing about his call to play with the Absolute.EFE

The Andalusian arrived in Can Bara in 2015 to serve in the Alevn, something that was not very funny among the locals. See how one of his greatest promises packed his bags and headed for Catalonia.

Since then, the midfielder has not stopped burning stages at high speed. A little over a year ago he was a member of the Cadet and now he is on his way to making his debut with the Absolute. His promotion has been so dazzling, that he has barely passed through the subsidiary, with which he has only added four games. Nor is it that he has been with the Barça first team for many more, with which he has participated in six games so far this year.

His debut with the elders came in the summer, in the preseason friendly against Nstic. There it began to be seen what kind of player we are talking about.

Gavi was already dazzling in LaLiara

Koeman’s merit

It is clear that the boy has made merits, but his irruption in the first team can only be understood thanks to the presence of Ronald Koeman on the bench. The Dutchman may be on the razor’s edge for his poor results, but no one will be able to dispute his determined bet on the quarry. You always need a brave person who dares to give young people minutes.

Despite his delicate situation within the club, Koeman he wanted to have a few words in private with the player when he found out that Luis Enrique was calling him for the national team. The influence of the Dutch in his career is already as important as it was at the time Louis Van Gaal upon Iniesta. Both saw in home players a talent that the rest of us had gone unnoticed.

It remains to be seen what will be the role of Gavi this weekend, in the confrontation with Atltico de Madrid. Pedri’s injury at the last moment it leaves open the door to the possible inclusion of Gavi in ​​the eleven. Depend on Koeman, whose hand does not tremble if it is necessary to give minutes to the homegrown players.