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Manchester United: Rangnick prepared to make offer for Araujo

Manchester United are under pressure to make signings this January after displaying underwhelming form this year so far, with the side failing to win their first two Premier League games since the January transfer window opened on New Years Day.

However, Ralf Rangnick could now be preparing a bid for a popular player.

What’s the word?

According to the print edition of Spanish newspaper Sport (via The Faithful MUFC), Manchester United are preparing a huge salary offer to Barcelona defender, Ronald Araujo.

The report claims that the club has already called the 22-year-old, and they are now prepared to agree a huge salary and make an attractive bid to secure his signature this January.

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Another report from Sport via Sport Witness revealed that Barcelona is aware of the Red Devil’s contact made with the player, along with other Premier League clubs, and suggests that Araujo wants to stay at his current club, but have not been able to agree on a suitable renewal fee with them.

United are competing with Liverpool, who have also been reported to be interested in signing the centre back, and will need to beat their North-West rivals by making an attractive offer for a move to Old Trafford.

Fans will be buzzing

It’s safe to say that Manchester United fans are unhappy with the club’s trophy drought and underwhelming form in the Premier League at the moment, and signing players to refresh their team is something they would be extremely happy to see.

The current central defenders have also not been performing at their best, with inconsistent availability from Raphael Varane through injury and disappointing performances from Harry Maguire, who was sent off against Watford in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final game.

That has ultimately played its part in the side conceding 29 goals in their last 20 Premier League games.

Should Man United sign Araujo?

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According to Squawka, when you compare the £31.5m-rated beast who was hailed “quality” by former Barcelona manager, Ronaldo Koeman, to United centre back and captain, Maguire, the youngster has made more interceptions, more tackles, won more ground duels and even offered more offensively, scoring two goals in La Liga this season so far.

Rangnick will need to act fast if he wants to bolster his defence by adding Araujo into his backline, with Liverpool also in hot pursuit for the young defender.

Should they beat their arch-rivals to the signature, it will only leave supporters at Old Trafford even more pleased with the signing.

In other news: Rangnick must swoop for Jude Bellingham

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