Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo has come out to say that he snubbed the EPL to extend his contract at the club. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, money was not the most important factor for his extension at the Spanish club because he received lucrative offers from Premier League clubs before deciding to stay.
Ronald added that his first choice was always to stay at Barca, and that was never going to change.
His words, “I am really happy and I am convinced that staying is the right decision because there are good years ahead for the club,”
“I was always certain I wanted to stay. There were big offers from abroad, but I’m happy at Barcelona. My family love it here and the fans and my teammates have always made me feel at home.”
“I’m grateful for the effort the club have made. We all gave a little bit to reach an agreement, which is what we all wanted.”
“[The Premier League interest] didn’t distract me at all. I was convinced what I wanted. It’s true money is a factor, but for me it’s not the most important thing. I am happy at Barcelona.”
“The idea is to be here for many years,”
“And maybe in two years I can renew again and go for even more [success]. That’s the intention.”
“I am convinced that with the team and the project we are building [with coach Xavi Hernandez] we are going to achieve a lot of things in the future.”
“I am really excited in that sense. If not, I would not have stayed. I am a winner and I always want to win. We have a young team with a lot of talent. The youngsters are already showing how good they are, so imagine how good they will be in a few years.”
“We can add more people to the project, too, and, honestly, I am convinced that good times are coming for Barcelona.”
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