YouTuber Mark Goldbridge stated that signing Ronald Araujo would be a “dream”. Manchester United if they miss defender Kim Min-jae.
Who wants to sign Kim Min-jae?
It looks like the Red Devils are desperate to bolster their backline this summer with Sky Sports Germany Florian Plettenberg the claim that the centre-back is the club’s first “priority”.
And it turned out that United are very interested in signing Napoli ace Kim. However, reports in Portugal (via Mirror) recently said so Newcastle United Now lead the race to the landing of the South Korean representative.
Indeed, going on United Stand channel on YouTubeGoldbridge said: “I think Araujo – I can never say his name – would be a dream at Barcelona. Dream”.
How much does Araujo’s release clause cost?
The Red Devils have recently been linked with the transfer of the Barca star. Indeed, the defender’s contract was due to expire in 2023 and marc he claimed that Manchester United and Liverpool were keen on the move.
However, Araujo has since tied his future with the current team by extending his Camp Nou contract until 2026, with a release clause that has increased to €1bn (around £870m).). He said too ESPN“I’m really happy and I’m sure it will remain the right decision as the club has good years ahead of it.
Specifically adding in his away speech: “(Premier League interest) was not distracting at all. I was sure what I wanted. It is true that money is a factor, but for me it is not the most important thing. I’m happy in Barcelona.”
That being said, there seems to be a better chance of United landing Kim this summer than making a move for Araujo that has been dubbed “monsterby some in the media.
However, contracts do not always have to be so important in the world of football. And with that £870m release clause in his contract, perhaps the promising owner, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani – who outbid much more five times as much in recent weeks – he would like to pay that kind of money if he also sees Araujo as a “dream” transfer.
For now, though, it all seems a bit fanciful.