Julián Araujo in a party with the Galaxy


Julián Araujo debuts in training with Barça

Published:22/02/2023 - 23:49h

Updated:23/02/2023 - 12:07h

Julián Araujo did his first training session at Can Barça on Wednesday. The North American defender is already working under the orders of Rafa Márquez, although he will have to wait, in principle, until the summer to make his official debut with the club

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The FC Barcelona gave this Wednesday the welcome to Julián Araujo, side of 21 years the one who converted officially in the only reinforcement incorporated in the wintry market. The North American defender already works to the orders of Rafa Márquez and trained beside his mates of the Barça Atlètic to prepare the party of the Saturday home in front of the Alcoyano, where could debut.

Araujo Arrived pertinent of the THE Galaxy in return of 4 million euros and signed by three years and half, until 30 June 2026. However, his pass made with 18 seconds of demora in the limit of closing of the wintry market, by what his registration recently effected the weekend happened thanks to the intermediation of the Court of Sportive Arbitration (TAS).

In spite of having gone through the inferior of the selection of the United States, the one of Lompoc has bent by the absolute of Mexico as combined definite. With the Galaxy added a pair of goals and 14 assistances in 109 official parties like right side. Previously, Julián had gone through the Barça Residency Academy USTo, by which already has roots culés. AAdemás, completed his training in the Central Coast Condors and Santa Bárbara Soccer Club before arriving to the Galaxy in 2018.

In his presentation, the defender of 21 years had manifested his happiness for being able to fulfil the dream to dress the T-shirt blaugrana. "I am very proud to be the first player of the Barça Academy in fichar by the team. It would like me be an example", said in his presentation. Besides, it encouraged to refer to which will be his role in the team. "It would like me help to the team in attack and assist to my mates", commented on his offensive qualities, one of his main strong.

Riqui Puig, happy by the arrival of Julián

One of the first in applauding the arrival of Julián was Riqui Puig, the one who shared the last semester with the side in Los Angeles. "Araujo Is a player that can give him a lot to the Barcelona. It goes a lot to the space, has a lot of depth and, like the Barcelona plays with sides very deep, can come him very well", explained the ex player culé. Although it arrived with index card of the filial, the plan of the Barça is to incorporate to the Mexican to the first team in summer so that it make the pre-season with the ones of Xavi Hernández.

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