Bayern Munich have confirmed that they are very interested in signing Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo.
The Bavarian club has been monitoring the player for a period of two years, showing a clear attitude towards possible cooperation with the 24-year-old player.
Araujo, who has shown impressive form with the Catalan team, seems to be satisfied with the attention Bayern have given him. Reports add that the German club have made concrete steps to ask Barcelona about the player’s availability.
Meanwhile, the player is also on the radar of Thomas Tuchel, who has already expressed his desire to add Araujo to his squad. Although this interest could spark a race to sign the player, reports suggest it is highly unlikely for Bayern to agree a deal with the talented defender.
Araujo’s situation is reminiscent of the cases of players such as Takehiro Tomiyasu and Raphael Varane, where despite obvious interest from Bayern, the said players ultimately did not move to the German giants.
Meanwhile, Barcelona show their plan to convince Araujo to stay at Camp Nou beyond 2026. The Spanish club want to secure the services of the player for a longer time and build the defense around him as one of the key elements of the team.
This move from Barcelona could complicate Bayern’s efforts to reach an agreement for the player.