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Barcelona set to promote Ronald Araujo to first team - report

The club won’t sign a new defender

FC Barcelona B V RCD Espanyol B - Segunda B Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona will promote centre-back Ronald Araujo to the first team next season rather than bringing in a new defender in the transfer window.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the club’s transfer plans and means they have now ruled out bringing in another centre-back, according to AS.

Barca simply can’t afford an established defender but are also said to be pretty pleased with Araujo’s development and are willing to give the 21-year-old a chance.

The same can’t be said for Jean-Clair Todibo unfortunately. The report reckons he will not stay at Barcelona and will be used in an “exchange operation.”

Araujo has featured for the first team in 2019-20 but was sent off in the 4-0 win over Sevilla in October after coming on as a substitute.

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