Real Madrid ‘make bold offer to sign Ronald Araujo from Barcelona on a free transfer’ after Uruguayan defender ‘stalls on new contract’ with Catalans
- Real Madrid are planning an incredible move for Ronald Araujo . from Barcelona
- The Uruguayan defender Araujo would sign a new contract with Barca . to slow down
- Araujo, 22, has seen his value rise since joining Barca for £1.4m in 2018
- Since Luis Figo in 2000, no player has moved directly from Barcelona to Real
Real Madrid are looking for a brutal attack on Ronald Araujo of Barcelona.
Araujo, 22, has developed into one of Barcelona’s best defenders since he was promoted from the club’s B-team in 2019, with Clement Lenglet being ousted from the side as the top choice to partner Gerard Pique.
With Pique approaching his 35th birthday and the twilight of his career approaching, Araujo is seen as the future of the Barcelona defence.
Real Madrid hopes to make bizarre move for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo
Araujo, who is taking on Real’s Vinicius Jr here, is reportedly bogged down in contract talks with Barcelona
However, the Uruguayan is reportedly bogged down in talks to extend his contract with Barca, which runs until 2023, with Real Madrid waiting to strike.
According to Radio Kanal Barcelona, Real hopes through AS to take advantage of the situation to take over Araujo for free next year.
Real have been eyeing Araujo since the summer of 2018, when he moved from Uruguayan side Boston River to Barcelona for just €1.7million.
The defender’s value has skyrocketed since then and Real aren’t the only club interested in him, which will make Barca’s attempt to keep him even more difficult.
Araujo has seen his transfer value rise since joining Barca in 2018 for just £1.4m
Their task of renewing Araujo has been further complicated by their financial crisis, which has forced them to offer players like Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto new contracts at lower wages to ease their wage bill and keep them in line with LaLiga’s. strict financial fair play rules.
Araujo’s agent Flavio Perchman said several months ago that he would sit down with the club to discuss the extension of Araujo’s contract, but Barca currently have other urgent deals to pursue.
Ousmane Dembele runs the risk of leaving for free unless he closes a new deal before June, while Gavi (17) lands a great contract after breaking through into the first team this season and quickly establishing himself as one of the top players on Xavi’s side .
Luis Figo is the last player to directly cross the gap from Barcelona to Real Madrid
Barça fans were outraged at Figo’s betrayal and fans threw all sorts of objects at him in a 2002 Clásico at Camp Nou, including a pig’s head
Reports of Real’s interest in Araujo are likely to send shivers down the spine of Barcelona fans, who are still haunted by their arch-rivals who signed their star man Luis Figo in 2000.
Figo is the last player to cross the divide directly from Barcelona to Real Madrid.
Other high-profile names who have played for Spain’s two biggest clubs include Luis Enrique, Ronaldo, Javier Saviola and Alfonso Perez.