Ronald Araujo, whose contract with FC Barcelona ends in the summer of 2023, has rejected the club’s first contract extension offer.
English clubs want Araujo
Talks between the player’s agent and the Catalan club took place last week, but the offer presented by the Blaugrana was quickly rejected, although the discussions were friendly and they are expected to return to the negotiating table. at a later date.
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However, the news has put Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea on alert as the Uruguayan could be tempted by a mega offer from some of the world’s wealthiest clubs.
Araujo has become a mainstay in the FC Barcelona starting line, proving to be a more than capable partner to Gerard Pique in the heart of defence, and even proving his versatility by playing right and left when needed.
FC Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany has made extending Araujo’s contract a priority, due to his youth and potential, as well as the fact that defense has been a difficult position for the club in recent years. years.
Araujo also wants to stay, but he expects a contract that reflects his ability and performance.