Barcelona confirms signing of Julian Araujo

La Liga giants, Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Julian Araujo from MLS outfit LA Galaxy.

Barcelona confirms signing of Julian Araujo

Barcelona had missed out on signing Araujo on January transfer deadline day as they were 18 seconds late in registering the paperwork, but they said earlier this month they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to get the player registered.

Late on Friday, February 17, LA Galaxy head coach and sporting director Greg Vanney confirmed Araujo’s move to Barcelona, saying that it is a great story of a young kid who excelled with LA Galaxy.

Barcelona confirms signing of Julian Araujo

He said;

“Julian joining FC Barcelona is a great story of a young kid from Southern California coming into the LA Galaxy Academy, through LA Galaxy II and excelling with the first team.”

Araujo signed a 3-1/2-year contract which would run till the end of the 2025-26 season. The 21-year-old won’t be able to play for Barcelona’s first team this season and will start with the B-Team, which is currently coached by Rafa Marquez. The Mexican has told Relevo that he could be part of the first-team set-up next season.

A two-time MLS All-Star (2021-22), Araujo quickly established himself as one of the league’s most promising talents. He made his professional debut with LA Galaxy as a 17-year-old in 2019 and leaves the club with one goal and 20 assists in 100 regular-season games. Araujo played in 39 games last season with 35 starts. He had one goal with a career-high nine assists.

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