FC Barcelona and the player Ronald Araujo have reached an agreement to renew his contract until 30 June 2026. The buy out clause stipulated is set at €1bn.
The signing of the new contract will take place on Friday 29 April at 1.30pm CEST on the field at Camp Nou (event closed to the public) with the following programme:
- Player signing contract.
- Speeches by president Joan Laporta and the player Ronald Araujo.
The event will be broadcast around the world on Barça TV and Barça TV+ from 1.30pm CEST.
Character and quality in both boxes
Ronald Araujo was born in Rivera, Uruguay, on 7 March 1999. The young central defender began playing professionally for his hometown team, and later joined the lower categories at Rentistas in the Uruguayan Second Division.
Araujo stood out in his country and Boston River signed him. After one year playing in Montevideo and gaining experience in the Uruguayan top flight, he signed a five-year contract with Barça B on 29 August 2018. For the 2020/21 season the defender became part of the FC Barcelona first team squad winning his first trophy at the Club, the Copa del Rey.
In his second season at with the first team he has proved himself to be the present and future for Barça, becoming an integral part of the blaugrana defence. His talents in defence and scoring goals mean he is a player for years to come as his tally of four goals this season proves.