Manchester United ready to submit formal offer for Ronald Araujo

Manchester United have reportedly contacted 25-year-old Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo to inform him they are ready to launch an official bid for him.

According to a report by SPORT, as relayed by Sport Witness, Ronald Araujo is the subject of interest from Manchester United. The Barcelona defensive mainstay is also a target for Bayern Munich. However, the Red Devils are ready to launch the offensive to sign the 25-year-old with an official bid in the summer transfer window.

Ronald Araujo and his skyrocketing stock

Ronald Araujo has been an excellent performer for Barcelona since arriving from Boston River in August 2018. The Uruguayan international had to bide his time before becoming a regular for the Blaugrana. But he has not looked back since establishing a foothold in the first-team squad a few years ago.

The 25-year-old is now one of the best defenders in the world and has become a vice-captain for Barcelona. Araujo has turned out nearly 150 times thus far for Barcelona, chipping in with eight goals and four assists. However, the player’s long-term future at the Catalan club is uncertain due to multiple reasons.

Barcelona’s crippling financial situation might force them to cash in on a few high-value assets. In addition, Araujo is showing some inclination to embark on a new adventure, even though reports have claimed that a new contract might be on the cards. Meanwhile, the Barcelona mainstay is a target for Manchester United.

Manchester United keen

Manchester United’s interest in Ronald Araujo is understandable. The Red Devils are scouring the market for a centre-back amid uncertainties surrounding the futures of Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans. So, it behoves Manchester United to sign a world-class defender who can be Lisandro Martinez’s long-term central defensive partner.

Araujo has thus emerged as a viable target for Manchester United, considering his quality and leadership ability. The Premier League heavyweights have now contacted the 25-year-old to inform him of their readiness to submit an official offer to Barcelona.

However, Manchester United must quickly launch the offensive, with Bayern Munich also vying for Araujo’s signature. However, with the Red Devils willing to produce an official bid, talks over a summer deal might be on the cards.

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