Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Joan Laporta in great danger in this priority file?

Posted on November 25, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. by HG

While FC Barcelona aims to extend Ronald Araujo's contract, the Catalan club would face stiff competition from the Premier League in this case.

In this first part of the season, FC Barcelona is working to extend its young guard and its best elements. With this in mind, Pedri and Ansu Fati recently signed new long-term commitments, while negotiations are reportedly underway to renew the leases of Gavi and Ousmane Dembélé . These two players are not the only ones concerned insofar as Barça also aims to convince Ronald Araujo to extend. But now, this file could ultimately prove to be more complicated to complete than initially imagined.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United threaten FC Barcelona for Ronald Araujo

Indeed, ESPN explains this Thursday that several Premier League clubs could complicate the extension of Ronald Araujo . Liverpool have reportedly even sent envoys to observe him, while Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring his situation closely. In this context, Barça would somewhat lose their great hope of being able to extend it, even if that would still be the Catalans' plan. But after the first discussions, FC Barcelona would have understood that the financial demands of Ronald Araujo are higher than expected and that he cannot compete with the financial strength of the giants of the Premier League . It remains to be seen how that will evolve in the coming weeks, as the 22-year-old defender's contract expires on June 30, 2023.

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