Ronald Araújo’s contract at Barcelona expires in 2023 and the Catalan club’s failure to tie him down to a new deal has seen him linked to other clubs.
Manchester United have been regularly named as an interested party in the defender, along with a handful of reports on Chelsea and Arsenal.
Newcastle United are tagged, by journalist Cristina Cubero, writing in her column for today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo.
Mohamed Salah is on the La Liga side’s agenda for the summer. Cubero says moving for the forward is complicated, the Blaugrana would need to be ‘clear’ about outgoings, Financial Fair Play and where they stand with Gavi and Araújo.
The midfielder and the centre-back have their contracts running down in 2023 and both have rejected the latest proposal made by Xavi Hernández’s side.
Cubero claims if the Uruguay international, dubbed the ‘new Puyol’, ends up signing a new deal at the Camp Nou, it will be because he chose to be part of Xavi’s new project at Barca. The journalist then mentions Newcastle United.
She says the Magpies can ‘pay much more’, but warns the centre-back that ‘money does not bring happiness’. She uses Neymar and Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain as examples to make her point.
Cubero has told Araújo to sign a new deal with Xavi’s side and advised him his ‘happiness lies in enjoying what you do every day’ at Barcelona.