€100 million and personal guarantees, Bayern has a plan to steal Barcelona star


RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - JANUARY 14: Ronald Araujo of FC Barcelona looks dejected with his runners-up medal after the team's defeat in the Super Copa de España Final match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on January 14, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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It seems that the upcoming summer transfer window will indeed be a long one for FC Barcelona. La Blaugrana are aware of the problems that come with their financial limitations, and the sacrifices needed to solve them. One thing that Barcelona will have to keep in mind are some unnecessary sales that may need to be made.

One of the names being highlighted as a major potential sale is that of Ronald Araujo. The Uruguayan defender, aged 24, is one of the captains of FC Barcelona and among the best center-backs in European football and perhaps even beyond.

However, it is for exactly that reason that his name and value attract major offers. One such offer, coming from Bayern Munich in Germany, is reportedly the biggest one any of the current Barça players have managed to attract. Moreover, according to SPORT, the Bavarians have a plan to sign their biggest summer target.

For Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich, Araujo remains their dream signing. His quality, experience, leadership, and even his skillset complement the structure and team that is the current German champions. Moreover, they believe they possess the right strings to pull Araujo in their direction.

From a monetary perspective, they are ready to provide Araujo with funds that Barcelona can not match. As per Sport, their offer will be twice as lucrative at least compared to whatever renewal Barcelona are prepared to offer their star defender.

Moreover, they are willing to have him headline their summer window as the big arrival for Bayern Munich and in German football. He would be joining a team preparing to take on the biggest sides in Europe and competing for both domestic and continental silverware on a regular basis.

While Barcelona possesses a promising project, it is not as developed or well-backed as the one possessed by Bayern. For these reasons, the Bavarians believe that the Uruguayan defender could be enticed and persuaded to join their cause over in the Bundesliga.

However, it has to be said, SPORT highlights that Araujo continues to prioritize Barcelona. His first option remains the Catalan club, and he has already rejected Bayern’s advances once before in the winter.

However, talks have been opened with his entourage and it will be seen just how well Barcelona are able to react and convince Araujo.

Yet, given their own financial troubles, the potential €100 million or beyond that Bayern offer for Araujo could be too enticing to reject. For this reason, the sage between Barcelona, Bayern, and Ronald Araujo is still far from over, and remains one that could headline the summer transfer window.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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