Liverpool have seemingly blown Barcelona out of the water on Ronald Araujo signing.
The Camp Nou powerhouse is heavily linked with a move from the Catalan side this summer.
At 23, Araujo is nowhere near his peak and Liverpool have been linked with him in recent weeks.
But, ESPN have reported that the Anfield side have stepped up their efforts significantly of late.
According to this publication, Liverpool have offered the Uruguay international around £6million-a-year to join Merseyside.
Araujo is out of contract with Barcelona in the summer of 2023 and the Reds’ reported offer is far bigger than anything offered by the Primera Division club.
Accordingly ESPNwhich is co-written by Moises Llorens, they have only offered Araujo a £4million-a-year deal.
If you sum up the numbers, Liverpool’s proposal equates to around £40,000 more a week.
Does Liverpool need him?
Honestly, probably not right now, but maybe in the long term.
Jurgen Klopp already has Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate on Merseyside.
However, Van Dijk and Matip are in their 30s and Gomez has been linked with a summer transfer from Anfield.
If Liverpool are planning to move for long-term replacements from Van Dijk and Matip, then yes, this Araujo report certainly has its merits.
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