Ronald Araujo, whose contract with Barcelona expires in the summer of 2023, has rejected a contract to open a club.
Negotiations between the player’s agent and the Catalan club took place last week, but Blaugrana’s application was immediately rejected, although negotiations were in progress and they were expected to return to the negotiating table in due course.
However, the news has kept Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea on the alert, as the Uruguay international could be tempted by the money given to the richest clubs in the world.
Araujo has become a mainstay of Barcelona’s starting line-up, proving himself to be Gerard Pique’s talented teammate in the defensive heart, and proving his flexibility with playing right and left-back when needed.
Barcelona’s sporting director, Matthew Alemany, has prioritized the extension of Araujo’s contract, giving his youth and strength, as well as the fact that the defense has been a tough club position in recent years.
Araujo also wants to stay, but he is still waiting for an agreement he feels shows his ability and the way he does things.