Araujo’s contract with La Blaugrana is set to expire in the summer of 2023 and negotiations between himself and the club to renew it had been dragging on. He’s become a key man for them.
And that’s where Suarez stepped in according to Gerard Romero.
Suarez, who enjoyed six trophy-laden seasons at Camp Nou before departing for Atletico in the summer of 2020, knows that Barcelona is a good place to be for any ambitious player.
And Araujo certainly is that.
The 23-year-old centre-back broke into Barcelona’s first team at the beginning of last season and has formed a superb partnership with Gerard Pique at the heart of La Blaugrana’s defence.
Valued at €40m by Transfermarkt, Araujo has made 73 first-team appearances for Barcelona in all competitions and has also earned nine caps for the Uruguayan national team.
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) April 4, 2022