Barca ‘fear’ brilliantly gifted defender is heading to Manchester United after Rangnick appointment
Barcelona fear that Manchester United could lure defender Ronald Araujo to Old Trafford in the January transfer window.
The United board made the massive decision this week to replace legend ole Gunnar Solskjaer with German coach Ralf Rangnick in order to get the club until the end of the season and back into the Champions League
However, he is still expected to sign a few players in the January transfer window as this side could struggle to get back into that top four spot, especially as they keep conceding far too many goals
Rafa Varane is a world class defender that has been plagued by injuries, while Harry Maguire has not been the solid unit at the back that he has been over the past few seasons, meaning that a new defender will surely be signed in the January window.
And that has led to rumours that Araujo could be on his way to Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan arrived at Barca in 2018, since breaking into their first-team set-up, But with his contract set to expire in 2023, ESPN report that the Catalan giants are wary of interest from United and Liverpool potentially turning his head.
Barcelona are in financial debt and are not able to offer the kind of contracts to players that they were once able too, meaning that players like Araugo could be tempted into leaving.
IcFootballnews view and Opinion…
There is no doubt that a new manager needed to be brought in, this world class squad was going nowhere under Ole
If Rangnick gets the chance to sign a few players then adding Araujo to play alongside Varane at the back would definitely improve that back-line. He is quality
Barca do not want to lose the young man, but at the end of the day, if United offer the right money, they will get him
And fans would be very happy with that in the long run