Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has agreed a brand new contract till 2026 with a buy-out clause set at 1 billion euros, the membership introduced on Tuesday.
Araujo’s earlier deal was because of expire subsequent yr and his dedication comes as an enormous increase to Barca, who see the 23-year-old as a key participant for the long run.
Barcelona’s monetary issues imply the membership can not presently compete with Europe’s richest golf equipment and Araujo had reportedly been attracting curiosity from groups within the Premier League.
After becoming a member of Barca’s B crew from Uruguayan aspect Boston Rover in 2018, Araujo made an eventful first-team debut in opposition to Sevilla a yr later, when he was despatched off 14 minutes after approaching as an alternative.
But the teenager rapidly discovered his toes and has emerged as a first-choice starter in Xavi Hernandez’s defence this time period.
He has made 26 appearances this season in La Liga, scoring 4 objectives, together with one within the 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid in March.
“He has proved himself to be the present and future for Barca, becoming an integral part of the Blaugrana defence,” the membership mentioned in an announcement.
“His talents in defence and scoring goals mean he is a key player for years to come as his tally of four goals this season proves.”