Former Manchester City player Pablo Zabaleta heaps praise for Barcelona’s centreback Ronald Araujo and kudos his physical game as a centreback. While talking to Referi, Zabaleta acclaimed that Araujo will emerge as one of the greatest players of Uruguayan soccer.
The Barcelona star Ronald Araujo has gained the spotlight in the football world. The 22-year-old Uruguayan center-back made his debut in 2019 for the Catalans and reached heights in his football career.
He has made 64 appearances for Barca to date. He has scored three goals and possesses a successful pass rate of 90% for the Catalans this season.
Former Argentine national team star Pablo Zabaleta has praised Barca’s hottest candidate and pointed out how well he has adapted Xavi’s style.
Zabaleta in this Regard
“He has settled in well playing with Xavi, he has performed in a line of four, three center backs. Physically he has a lot of presence, he dominates the aerial game and, without a doubt, he will be one of the greatest players of Uruguayan soccer.”
Barcelona Centre back Ronald Araujo has dominated most of his aerial duals and looked spectacular under the new manager Xavi Hernadez. Impressed by his performance, Xalvi is pushing Barcelona’s board to propose a new contract.
Ronald Araujo’s current contract with Barcelona will end in June 2023, and the Blaugrana are hopeful to convince the player to sign a new deal. However, the Catalans are informed about the interests of Manchester United and Chelsea and want to look for an agreement before this season ends.
Barcelona reportedly assured to extend Araujo’s and Pablo Gavi’s contract
The duo has consistently given outstanding performances and is a fan favorite. Contracts of both the players will expire in the summer of 2023. The Catalans don’t wish to lose the duo in the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to reports from SPORT, Barcelona is confident of extending the contracts of both the players. Both players are elated with their game, Barca needs to offer better wages to the duo, which is what they are looking for.