Barcelona fans react as Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly eye Araujo
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has emerged as a reported target for both Liverpool and Chelsea – and Barca fans have responded to the reports.
Uruguay international Araujo, 22, has emerged as a regular at Barcelona over the past couple of seasons. Even under Xavi, he looks to be first choice.
The versatile ace has started two of the three games Xavi has taken control of, and came on as a substitute in the other one. But his future is in doubt.
Like many other Barcelona players, his contract is due to expire in 2023. It means that Barca need to tie up his deal, or face being forced to sell.
If Araujo chooses not to extend, then Barcelona only have two decent options to sell him before losing on a free – January, and next summer.
Spanish newspaper SPORT report that both Liverpool and Chelsea want to sign Araujo – and could make offers for him at the end of the season.
What do Barcelona fans think of Liverpool eyeing Araujo?
Liverpool do have numerous options at the back, as do Chelsea. But the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are now both in their thirties.
Joe Gomez is injury prone, and Ibrahima Konate is learning his trade. Of course, Araujo can also play on the right of the defence.
While a new centre-back is not ideal, having him on their radar ahead of a potential move next summer is sensible. Barcelona fans have had their say.
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