Spain midfielder Gavi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2026, with a 1billion euros buyout clause.

The 18-year-old, who has played 53 times since his debut in August 2021, was under contract until 2023.

He became the club’s fourth-youngest player when he made his first appearance aged 17 years and 24 days.

Team-mates Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo also have 1bn-euro release clauses.

Gavi has started in all Barcelona’s La Liga matches this season.

He became the club’s third-youngest scorer when he netted against Elche in December 2021.

The former youth product has also been a vital player for Spain since making his debut in October 2021, becoming the youngest player to represent his country at full international level.

He became the national team’s youngest scorer by scoring against the Czech Republic in June – aged 17 years and 304 days – breaking the record set in 2020 by Barca team-mate Ansu Fati.

The Barça midfielder scored the first goal for Spain the draw in Prague in the UEFA Nations League group game. The strike was the equaliser for Luis Enrique’s team after Pesek had put the Czech Republic ahead. 

Gavi and Eric Garcia played all 90 minutes of the contest in the Czech capital with Ferran Torres playing the second half and Sergio Busquets the final half an hour. 

In the second half Kutcha put the Czech ahead once again before Iñigo Martínez made it 2-2 in the 90th minute of the contest.