Let’s see some of the transfer news around the football world.
Barcelona completes a €4 million deal for Julian Araujo
According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona will finally acquire Mexican right-back Julian Araujo from LA Galaxy following a deadline day saga in the January transfer window.
Barcelona acquired the 21-year-old in a last-minute winter deal from the MLS team. A settlement of €4 million was quickly agreed to, and personal issues were resolved.
The Catalans were just 18 seconds late submitting the required paperwork for the move. As a result Araujo was left in limbo. He could not return to the MLS despite their appeal to FIFA, which rejected the transaction.
Barcelona then requested permission to transfer from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The intention was to either loan Araujo to another club for the remainder of the season or had him train with the reserves until the summer when he could be signed formally if they did not succeed in their appeal at the CAS.
However, the agreement has been reached, and Araujo will make his way to Catalonia tomorrow to complete the transfer. The 21-year-old Mexican international will commit to Barcelona until the year 2026.
Julián Araujo to Barcelona, here we go! Mexican right back will travel tomorrow to Barcelona — deal finally done after crazy Deadline Day saga. ????? #FCB
Araujo will sign a contract until June 2026, deal agreed with LA Galaxy for bit less than €4m total package. It’s done. pic.twitter.com/iA2JhMNRKn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 15, 2023
Southampton talks with Jesse Marsch breaks down over length of the contract
Southampton has ended their interest in making Jesse Marsch their new manager after talks broke down over the proposed length of the contract.
After having fruitful discussions with Southampton authorities this week, Marsch—who was fired by Leeds on Monday—was anticipated to succeed Nathan Jones.
After verbally agreeing to take over, negotiations with the American are believed to have broken down because Southampton was only willing to grant him a contract through the end of the current campaign, while Marsch was hoping for a longer-term arrangement.
Rubén Sellés, the 39-year-old emerging as a potential Jones replacement. He will continue to lead the team during practice and Saturday’s game at Chelsea.
BREAKING! Jesse Marsch will NOT become the next Southampton manager after talks have broken down ❌pic.twitter.com/9npfZtWIEZ
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 15, 2023
Aston Villa could listen to summer offers for Emiliano Martinez
According to the Daily Mail, Aston Villa is not under any obligation to sell Emiliano Martinez but may decide to turn a profit this summer.
The Midlands club anticipates bids for the goalkeeper representing Argentina in the upcoming transfer window.
Martinez’s contract for £100,000 per week, which he signed in January 2022, has four more years to run.
Unai Emery, the manager of the Villans, might yet consent to a sale because of Martinez’s poor ball control.
The team might sign a goalie who is good with the ball and at home in possession.
Villa would expect a hefty price to trade the World Cup champion. It will aid in funding a rebuild this coming summer.