Gavi is reportedly set to be sidelined for up to ten months and will miss Euro 2024 next summer after surgery on his ACL injury.
The Barcelona star was playing for Spain against Georgia in the qualifiers when he pulled up clutching his knee and subsequently left the pitch in tears.
Surgery on his right knee was successful, Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday morning.
However, the 19-year-old midfielder will miss the rest of the campaign and what would have been his first European Championship, as reported by ESPN.
Gavi has been instrumental for club and country this campaign, missing just two games for Barcelona through suspension.
’It is a very difficult moment for Gavi, Barcelona, the national team and for me, it seems as if we have lost the game,' Spain's head coach Luis de la Fuente said after their 3-1 win over Georgia, calling it 'the most bitter victory' of his career.
Barca were reportedly incensed that Spain played him considering they had already qualified for next summer's tournament in Germany.
Although in line for a possible £3.5-4.3million (€4-5m) pay-out from FIFA in compensation for the injury of the first-team starter, the club are concerned by what the loss of the teenager may do for their ability to compete across all competitions.
Gavi has featured 111 times for Barcelona across less than two-and-a-half seasons as a professional, underlining the extent to which he is relied upon.
Only Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Ilkay Gundogan had accumulated more playing time for the Catalan giants this campaign at the point of his injury.Read on m.allfootballapp.com