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Barcelona Set €100 Million Price Tag On Ronald Araujo

Ronald Araujo / Getty Images
Ronald Araujo / Getty Images

Barcelona is considering selling Ronald Araújo for around €100 million to alleviate financial pressures.

Barcelona will entertain the idea of allowing Ronald Araújo to depart if they receive an offer nearing €100 million ($109 million) for the center-back, with Bayern Munich and at least one prominent Premier League club reportedly interested. According to ESPN, Araújo, who signed a contract extension until 2026 with a release clause of €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in 2022, is considered a valuable asset, but Barça acknowledges the need to raise funds this summer due to financial constraints, despite President Joan Laporta expressing a desire to keep him long-term.

While Araújo remains content at Barcelona, the club faces challenges in managing their budget, with a significant gap to address in their LaLiga-imposed annual spending cap. This financial dilemma may necessitate the sale of key players like Araújo, unless alternative solutions can be found, amid ongoing issues regarding the sale of a percentage of Barça Studios to alleviate financial pressure.