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Ronald Araujo has signed a new long-term deal with Barcelona, the Spanish giants have confirmed.
The 23-year-old has been a regular for Barca for the past two seasons and has now committed to the club until the end of the 2025-2026 campaign.
Barca announced the new deal on their official website on Tuesday, with the center-back’s release clause set at € 1 billion.
Since making his Barca debut in October 2019, Araujo – signed by the Uruguayan side Boston River – has been involved 78 times in all competitions.
He has helped keep 13 clean sheets in that period and also chipped in with six goals, most recently with the 4-0 knockout of LaLiga leaders Real Madrid last month.
Araujo’s 39 appearances this season have only been surpassed by Jordi Alba (40), Gavi (42), Frenkie de Jong (43) and Sergio Busquets (47) among Barca’s outfielders.
The Uruguay international also ranks in the top 10 for successful passes (1,242) among La Liga defenders this season, a goal led by Madrid’s David Alaba (1,749).
Xavi had been the key to tying Araujo down and revealed earlier that a deal was close to being finalized.