Antonio Rüdiger, in a party in front of the Brentford


Barça 'passes' Rüdiger and leaves the future of the defense in the hands of Araújo

Published:6/04/2022 - 15:13h

Updated:6/04/2022 - 16:04h

Despite the fact that FC Barcelona maintained a certain interest in the services of Antonio Rüdiger, his signing would be completely ruled out due to the possible renewal of Ronald Araújo

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The doubts in the axis of the saga have remained totally cleared for the FC Barcelona. The last meeting between Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff with the agent of Antonio Rüdiger created an incógnita on the continuity of Ronald Araújo, but the Barcelona representatives have reached an agreement with his surroundings to renew him by the next five courses.

Rüdiger Presented like an alternative in case that the contractual situation of the Uruguayan complicated , an option that would add to the incorporation of Andreas Christensen, that will abandon the discipline of Chelsea to dress the elastic blaugrana from summer. With all this on the table, the Barça does not have real reasons to sign to the German, that will have to look for another team because of the sanctions of the United Kingdom on the 'blues'.

However, this has not done that the culés leave of 'fish' in waters londinenses. César Azpilicueta is the main candidate of Xavi Hernández to occupy the right band, and in spite of that does life in Stamford Bridge from 10 years ago, the delicate situation of the club could open him the door of exit when finishing the campaign. Chelsea has a unilateral clause to retain to the navarro, but although it already has fulfilled the minimum of parties to do it effective, the English still have not wanted to exert it.

Now, the Barça have not been the only interested in the services of Rüdiger. The Madrid also has been after his steps, but his high economic pretences separated him of the 'orbit' merengue. As they affirm several media, the Teutonic asked him to the Barcelona an agreement of long length, at a rate of seven million net euros by season, more a premium of signing for arriving with the letter of freedom under the arm.

Araújo Is the future

The representatives barcelonistas listened the requirements of the central germano and engaged to study the situation, but everything was conditioned from a principle to what sucediera with Araújo. The 'charrúa' wanted to remain and the club prioritised his renewal, and a meeting 'exprés' with his agent has left 'tieed up' his continuity in the Camp Nou.

Nevertheless, the Barcelona already has the figures that would have to disburse by a defender of first level. If all follow his course, the central for the next season will be Eric García, Ronald Araújo, Gerard Hammered and Andreas Christensen. In spite of this, the club will have to give him gone out to Óscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet, this last with a good value of market although in his plans would not be to abandon Catalonia in the market veraniego.

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