Bayern coach Tuchel will not comment on Barca’s interest in Araujo

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 2 Min Read
origin 1Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel consoles Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting after his substitution through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich at Deutsche Bank Park. Arne Dedert/dpa

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel declined to comment on Saturday on studies that the Bundesliga champions have been pursuing Barcelona central defender Ronald Araujo.

Sky TV reported that Tuchel and Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund spoke on the telephone the day earlier than with Araujo and are prepared to speculate “a mega sum” to land the Uruguay worldwide in the January switch window.

But Tuchel did not wish to verify something to Sky forward of Bayern’s 5-1 league defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.

“I will not comment on it in any means. Let’s simply speak about our gamers,” Tuchel stated.

Bayern have issues in protection this season and Tuchel needs to strengthen the group in this space. Midfielder Leon Goretzka helped as a central defender in a number of matches.

Araujo, 24, joined Barça in 2018 from Boston River and have become chief of the Spanish champions’ group. His contract runs till 2026 and his worth is estimated at 70 million euros ($75 million).

Bayern additionally reportedly have their eyes on Aston Villa defender Clement Lenglet or Fulham midfielder João Palhinha, who was stated to be near a transfer to Munich in August.

Bayern have already signed striker Brayan Zaragoza from Spanish facet Granada for subsequent season. Tuchel referred to as him “a really younger and hungry participant. We are very glad that he has determined to return to us”.

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