Bayern willing to make sacrifices to steal Barcelona mainstay


BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 12: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli is challenged by Ronald Araujo of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 12, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
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In the last few years, FC Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has developed to become one of the most highly-rated center-backs in the world.

He is currently an automatic starter for Xavi, and one of his most trusted players in the squad, a status that he has earned with the passion and commitment that he puts on display every time he takes to the pitch.

These virtues of the defender have also not gone unnoticed elsewhere, and in recent months, the Uruguayan has strongly been linked with the German giants, Bayern Munich. The Bavarians unsuccessfully tried to lure Araujo away from Barcelona in the last winter window, and are now once again planning to get him in the summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the German champions are ready to take extreme measures to make this move a reality in the coming summer.

In addition to Araujo, Bayern also want to sign some other players like Jeremy Frimpong and Martin Zubimendi. However, such a large-scale overhaul would need a significant amount of funds, an amount as high as €200 million, as Frimpong and Zubimendi have release clauses of €40 and €60 million respectively, and Araujo’s potential arrival could cost around €100 million.

To raise this amount, as per Mundo Deportivo, Bayern are open to selling several of their current players, including Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Noussair Mazraoui, and Dayot Upamecano.

Meanwhile, Barcelona themselves have long-term plans for the center-back, which were publicly declared by Joan Laporta recently when he claimed he would sign the defender for life if circumstances allowed.

Similarly, Araujo also disclosed to the media that he was very happy at Barcelona, and his future depended on the club. Thus, he has a good chance to continue to play with the Catalan club, but the entity’s economic problems might force them to let the defender leave for a significant cash injection.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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