Araujo wants to become the captain of the team in the near future.
As per the fresh reports from SPORT, Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo rejected offers from top Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester United to stay with his current club in the summer.
Araujo’s contract at Camp Nou was stalled as the defender was looking for a bigger contract. Barcelona are dealing with financial issues and they could not offer him a hefty raise at the time. However, the defender eventually decided to renew the offer he did have on the table.
Araujo wants to become the captain of the team in the near future. He does not imagine playing anywhere else.
Xavi has already heralded Araujo as one of the leaders of the squad, even though he is not part of the official quadrant of captains.
“Araujo is a leader, regardless of his physical, technical, and tactical conditions. He prints his personality on the defensive line with leadership, and he has all the capabilities to make a mark at the club.”
“We are calm, that’s what Mateu (Alemany) and Jordi (Cruyff) tell me. I don’t think it will affect them, the issue will be resolved without further ado. They are both calm, and confident to play for Barça and they are enjoying it,” Xavi said when asked about his registration.
“Araujo was spectacular, but all of our defenders were really good. He is one of the best defenders in the world,” Xavi said following the 0-1 win.