Ronald Araujo set to be rested by coach for international friendly

Ronald Araujo set to be rested by coach for international friendly

Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly decided to rest Barcelona star Ronald Araujo for their upcoming match. The South American side take on Ivory Coast in an international friendly and defender’s work load is being managed.

As per a report in SPORT, Bielsa is aware of the number of games Araujo has played and is willing to keep the defender on the bench. He does not want the center-back to pick up an injury in a friendly match.

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The Spaniard report adds that the Barcelona star wants to keep himself fit for the upcoming club matches, especially the big clash against PSG next month. The Catalan side face Las Palmas next in the league on March 30th but do not have any matches for the next 10 days.

They take on PSG in the 1st leg of the quarterfinals on April 10th at home. They face Cadiz next before traveling to France for the second leg and returning to face Real Madrid within 5 days of the UEFA Champions League clash. 

Bayern Munich ready to make move for Ronald Araujo

Bayern Munich are reportedly readying a bid to sign Ronald Araujo from Barcelona. The German giants are desperate to add the Uruguayan star to their attack and see him as the perfect fit for their long-term goals.

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BILD have reported that they are willing to pay €100 million to sign the defender. However, Araujo is happy at Barcelona and told the media earlier in March:

“There’s been a lot of talk about this issue, but I’m happy in Barcelona. In addition, we have to finish the season well because there are still challenges, also with Uruguay with the Copa America.”

Manchester United are also keen on signing the Uruguayan star and are keeping tabs on his contract situation. 

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