Barca almost missed out signed Ronald Araujo.

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Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo almost ended up at Getafe before the player signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2018.

Former Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes has revealed that. The Azulgrana almost missed out on signing Ronald Araujo earlier. Because Getafe had the opportunity to bring in players such as together. But in the end, the Uruguayan defender decided on the Azulgrana. According to a report from Cadena Ser on Monday. 

Planes was instrumental in the signings of Araujo and Pedro Gonzalez Lopez Pedri during his time at Barcelona in 2018-2021, especially bringing Araujo from. Boston River in the summer of 2018, before the Uruguay national team’s defensive line raised its pace to become one of the best centers in the world right now. 

‘Araujo is closer to Getafe than Barca, I followed him. When the offer came to Barca, I took him to Barcelona too. At Getafe he should have been in the first team. At Barca he had to go a different route.’

Said Planes.

‘They immediately told me yes at Barca, obviously he has the level to be in the first team. They believed in me.’

Planes also spoke about signing Pedri in the summer of 2019, ahead of his move to Camp Nou a year later: ‘We said he has to sign now. His quality has never surprised me. The maturity he showed in ‘El Clasico’ during the pandemic at 17, I remember it well. reserve anymore’ UFABET

‘They are all players who can handle the pressure in a Barca shirt.’

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Moroccan winger Abde Ezzalzuli is another who started his talents in Liga with Osasuna while playing for Roquijo on loan. Celona was signed from Hercules at the age of 18 for €2 million. 

‘His character, his determination and his personality. That was a big factor in signing him.’

‘He has a lot of character. And he believed in himself a lot. He looks at football like a South American player. It’s like a lifeline,’ said Planes.