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Barcelona thinking about selling a key defender next summer

An interesting summer awaits

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Barcelona are reportedly considering selling a center-back next summer after deciding to bring Chadi Riad back from Real Betis.

The club have already told Betis and Riad that they want him to return after seeing him impress with Los Verdiblancos.

Diario Sport reckon that Riad’s return means Barcelona could sell one of Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde or Andreas Christensen.

The club know they need to make a big sale in 2024, for financial reasons, and will listen to offers for their center-backs.

Inigo Martinez won’t be sold as he won’t command a high transfer fee due to his age, which means Araujo, Kounde or Christensen could be on the move.

Selling Araujo would be a surprise move by Barca. The defender is one of the first names on the teamsheet and there’s been speculation Barca want to extend his deal.

Bayern Munich have been linked with a move for Araujo already and are expected to renew their interest in the summer transfer window.

Sport reckon that out of Kounde or Christensen it’s more likely the Dane will go. He’s lost prominence this season and has admirers back in the Premier League.

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