Barcelona are unlikely to search a replacement for Gavi in January after the 19-year-old heart-breaking injury, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Xavi voiced his anger in the aftermath as the midfielder was forced to play the full 90 minutes of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, despite Spain already having secured a spot.
FIFA announced they will give the Catalans a compensation in a form of 20, 000 euros for each day the player is sidelined in the next year.
Gavi has become an instrumental figure in Xavi’s squad and losing him is a major blow to the Catalans’ title aspirations.
The team must act quickly if it wants to get back on track and Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso has emerged as primer candidate for a loan transfer in January.
However, a permanent deal is unlikely to happen, the club stated in the aftermath.