FC Barcelona would look for a new defender before the loss of Ronald Araujo

They could open the wallet. FC Barcelona celebrated its qualification for the next round of the Copa del Rey last Wednesday, January 5, after beating Linares 2-1. Xavi expressed his happiness in a press conference for the victory, but not everything is rosy, since there were injuries after this duel, one of them Ronald Araujo.

The Uruguayan defender will have to undergo an operation and is likely to miss the rest of the season. According to the newspaper Sport, the loss of the defender would make the directive of the Barcelona team look for the signing of a defender.

“The culé sports management is considering making a signing to replace him in view of the second leg of the 2021/22 season,” the Spanish media mentions.

Likewise, Sport specifies that FC Barcelona has two types of options: a loan or a transfer scheduled for mid-2022.

The Spanish media points out that an option it would be the Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt, but his arrival would be complicated by economic reasons.

Sport points out that FC Barcelona would only have three defenders for LaLiga matches and they would be Gerard Piqué, Eric García and Clément Lenglet.

Although Óscar Mingueza is a defender, the coach of the Catalans, Xavi Hernández, has been using the player in the side position.

The next meeting of FC Barcelona will be visiting Granada for matchday 20 of LaLiga Santander.