Despite transfer links with a new central defender this summer, Araujo wants to stay in Catalonia, and prove a point to the doubters in the months ahead.
“I am very happy at Barcelona, I hope to here for many years and give my best in each season”, he told an interview with Marca.
“I have one more season left on my contract, as I finish in 2022.
“I don’t know how the renewal issue is, my representative takes care of that . I am calm, but I hope to continue at the club.”
The report states contract talks between Barcelona and Araujo’s agent have already begun, with Koeman keen on tying him to a new long term contract before the start of next season.
Araujo is set to be offered a three year extension, bringing him up to 2025, as his first team role continues to grow at the Camp Nou.
Koeman is still expected to bring in Eric Garcia on a free transfer from Manchester City in the coming weeks to take his place as a another back up option, as he looks to reinforce his back line.