The future of Gavi and Araujo is still up in the air

The Barcelona has not yet managed to close the renovations of Ronald Araujo Y Gavi, two of the players with whom there was a certain need for speed to finalize their future and tie them to the many interested parties around them. But time passes and since the first steps, the first conversations and points of view were undertaken, their evolution has been scant. Both players keep their future up in the air although their contracts still link them to the culé club until 2023.

Since the month of October, when one after another the renewals of Pedri González Y Ansu Fati –renewed until 2026 and 2027, respectively, and both with a clause of one billion euros–, there has been talk of priority in the renewals of Araujo Y Gavi. Especially with the young Sevillian, a great breakthrough this season and who has not yet been signed a contract in accordance with his new role in the club and the Spanish team, his age and the future that lies ahead. With the Uruguayan center-back, similar terms, he is one of the great hopes behind and with a generous poster in Europe.

Months have passed and the chips are still at the starting point of Gavi Y Araujo regarding your renewals. No type of agreement has yet been reached with these players to ensure their continuity in this transfer market or in the summer, where they will begin their last year of contract at the Barça, with all the risks that this entails.

the explosion of Gavi as culé and his subsequent citation of Luis Enrique has put him in the spotlight throughout Europe and there have been many clubs that have been interested in the footballer, especially from the Premier League where there is economic potential to steal him from the Barça. His current contract includes a highly accessible renewal clause for top-level teams, for just €50 million. He is a 17-year-old midfielder with an overwhelming personality for his young age and who arouses special interest for his colorful football.

In case of Araujo It’s very similar. This season has finished settling in behind the Blaugrana. He has become a bastion at the back and has acted both as a central defender and as a winger on both sides of the hand of Xavi Hernández, something that raises its value even more. His top-level physical condition makes him a potential footballer for the future. It is these athletic qualities that have also aroused the interest of Premier League teams, especially Chelsea. Since he was signed in 2020 his contract has not been reviewed.

Al Barça Two problems arise over time. The club has already shown with the signing of Ferran Torres that lacks that serious economic deficiency with which it has been insisting constantly. The club has economic margin in this sense but lacks the salary margin necessary to meet the salary expectations of both players. So much Gavi What Araujo they want their new contract to reflect in financial terms all that they are contributing to the team in this new era and the importance they have for Xavi.

Both young people are the ones who have the upper hand in these negotiations and who will set the conditions for their renewal. The exits in this month of January will determine if the club can satisfy them in an economic sense to close the continuity of Gavi Y Araujo or, otherwise, they will have to wait until next summer to renew them with all the risks that this entails for the Barça and the future of the two homegrown players.

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