The young Barça midfielder travels to Betis, the club where he spent two years in the youth set up
Whichever pitch Gavi steps out on to, he never fails to shows his qualities of character, hard work and commitment. That will surely be the case on Saturday at Betis, a club at which the talented midfielder has a history.
2 years playing next to the Villamarín
Pablo Páez Gavira was born in the town of Los Palacios y Villafranca near Seville. As a youngster he made his way to the youth system at Real Betis where he spent two seasons representing the verdiblancos at the Luis del Sol training complex just a stone's throw from the Benito Villamarín stadium.
Then, of course, Gavi made his fateful move to FC Barcelona for the 2015/16 season. He first represented the blaugranes at U12 level before moving through the youth categories quickly to reach the U19 squad. After impressing quickly it was not long before he made his debut for Barça B.
Gavi's progression did not stop there. At the age of 17 years and 24 days he made his La Liga debut for Barça, the fourth youngest player ever to do so back in August of 2021.
Now, in week 35 of La Liga, in a fixture between Betis and Barça, Gavi's returns to the club where he spent two important years playing right next to the venue for Saturday's clash in the Benito Villmarín.