A host of right-backs were linked to Barça in the summer transfer window. But a new name appeared in the list in the final hours of the window.
LA Galaxy’s Julian Araujo is a possible option for the Catalan giants, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Barcelona are considering multiple options for the new right back with Dest set to leave — been told LA Galaxy RB Julián Araujo has been discussed alongside other options. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Meunier, complicated. Bellerín still waiting for Barça. Decision to be made tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/DlnBFAcMFr
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2022
Julian araujo is a 21 years old Right Back that plays for LA Galaxy for four years now. Beforehand, Araujo spent few years in the Barça academy residency in Arizona. Afterwards, the young defender moved to the academy of LA Galaxy, and soon after became a senior player in the MLS side.
Araujo can be a good solution for Barça. Noreover, the club can register him as a Barça B player.
But we approach the end of the transfer window, so the clock is ticking. And there might not be enough time to make it happen.
Moreover, the young defender might burst into the scene soon. Especially with the World Cup around the corner. But a move from the MLS to Barça might be too much too fast.
Signing a new right-back seems to be Barca’s top priority. Particularly with Sergino Dest appearing to be close to a move to AC Milan.
Yet it’s not clear who Barca really want. Juan Foyth appears to be out of the list. Thomas Meunier looks difficult, while Hector Bellerin seems to be a last-resort.
Araujo is a surprise choice and a name that’s not cropped up before now. The 21-year-old spoke recently of his desire to play in Europe after four seasons with the Galaxy.
Barca certainly have their work cut out bringing in a player before Thursday’s deadline. But reportedly have been in touch with the MLS side to discuss a move for the Mexico international.