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Manchester United linked with surprise move for Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo

In line with reports from Sky Germany, there is burgeoning interest from Manchester United in the services of Ronald Araujo, the talented defender hailing from Uruguay.

At the age of 24, Araujo is poised to potentially become a prime target for Manchester United, particularly in the upcoming summer transfer window. This prospective pursuit is fueled by financial considerations, as the club navigates within certain constraints. Despite the likelihood of a summer bid, recent information from Sky Germany suggests that preliminary inquiries have already been initiated with Barcelona regarding the potential acquisition of Araujo during the current January transfer window.

Ronald Araujo
Ronald Araujo

Araujo boasts an impressive track record with Barcelona, having accumulated 133 appearances for the club. Within these outings, he has showcased his multifaceted skills by netting 8 goals and contributing 3 assists. Such a commendable performance history has undoubtedly captured the attention of Manchester United, prompting them to explore the possibility of securing the defender’s services.

On the international stage, Ronald Araujo has donned the Uruguay national team jersey on 16 occasions, showcasing his prowess in the heart of the defense. During these international endeavors, he managed to find the back of the net once, highlighting his proficiency in both defensive duties and goal-scoring capabilities.

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While Manchester United may be eager to bolster their defensive ranks with the addition of Araujo, Barcelona has evidently set a substantial valuation on the player. The La Liga powerhouse has affixed an 80 million euros price tag to Araujo, signaling the financial commitment required to facilitate a potential winter move.

Despite the apparent allure of a move, Araujo, as per recent reports, seems inclined to remain at the Nou Camp at least until the end of the current month. The defender, it is reported, has expressed a reluctance to part ways with Barcelona during the ongoing transfer window.

Manchester United
Manchester United

As the January transfer saga unfolds, the dynamic involving Manchester United’s pursuit of Ronald Araujo remains fluid. While financial considerations and Barcelona’s valuation present considerable hurdles, the allure of acquiring a seasoned and talented defender could potentially shape the outcome of this transfer tale. Only time will reveal whether Manchester United can successfully navigate these negotiations and secure the services of the coveted Uruguayan defender.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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