Despite his current contract dispute, Manchester United are the frontrunners to sign Uruguayan and Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo this summer.
This season, the Uruguayan has been a frequent starter under new manager Xavi Hernandez.
The 23-year-current old’s contract with the Spanish giants expires in June 2023, but he turned down a new offer, believing it to be insufficient.
Andreas Christensen’s move to Barcelona ahead of next season is thought to be having a detrimental impact on Araujo’s new contract discussions.
Andreas Christensen, who plays in the same position as Araujo, will earn six million euros per year, which is more than the amount proposed by Barcelona for Araujo’s new contract.
According to reports, if the club does not satisfy his expectations, the Uruguayan could be sold during the summer transfer window.
The defender from Uruguay and Barcelona will be a fantastic addition to the Red Devils.
Araujo is wanted by a number of clubs, with Manchester United leading the race to sign the Uruguayan.
According to an ABC story, United is willing to quadruple Barcelona’s contract offer (£3.33 million) in order to entice him to Old Trafford, which pays roughly £128,000 per week.
The 23-year-old might be a formidable rival for Harry Maguire, who has had a poor start to the season.
Araujo’s concentration could make him a perfect companion for Raphael Varane in the future.
With two goals in six appearances, the £36 million star has made an impression in his new role as right-back.
Given that he just played in the same position for Uruguay, it’s something he’s been working on.
Araujo could be considered a viable option. Both Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are having trouble staying consistent.