Paying for the goal of 10 million euros/year, Man Utd still has to be wary of one thing
10 Feb 2022 | 05:18 | Football
Man Utd need to be very wary of Chelsea’s involvement in the Ronald Araujo deal in the near future.
Araujo shows off on the Barca training ground
Man Utd are struggling in defence, with Harry Maguire falling short while Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof could leave after this season. This is the reason why they are determined to pursue Barca midfielder Ronald Araujo.
Araujo received the attention of Man Utd and Chelsea.
According to El Chiringuito TV, the Red Devils have identified the 22-year-old as the ideal solution for defense and have made an offer to him. A few days ago, journalist Dario Montero revealed that the Old Trafford team had agreed to pay Araujo 10 million euros per year, but the Uruguayan player was in no hurry to decide.
It must also be added that Chelsea have also begun to participate in this deal , as reported by Goal. Araujo’s contract expires in 2023. Due to the difficult financial situation, Barca’s renewal negotiations have stalled and Araujo is still only receiving the B team’s salary (ie wages for young players). Araujo has been frustrated by this as he has been the mainstay of the team in recent years and has been the main partner of Gerard Pique under Xavi.
In addition to Araujo, Chelsea are also considering signings Wesley Fofana of Leicester and Jules Kounde of Sevilla. Meanwhile, the Reds’ top transfer priority is Declan Rice. But West Ham do not want to sell him for less than 100 million pounds.