Mixed news for Barcelona as one defender pens new deal, whilst another tests positive for Covid-19

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By Conor Laird Published: April 28, 2022 3:55 pm
Last Updated: April 29, 2022 9:42 am

Mixed quality    for Barcelona arsenic  1  defender pens caller   deal, whilst different  tests affirmative  for Covid-19

It has proven thing of a mixed time to day erstwhile it comes to ongoings astatine Spanish giants FC Barcelona, amid confirmation of some affirmative and antagonistic quality connected the unit front.

First up comes the former.

As per a bid of announcements crossed the club’s societal media platforms, Ronald Araujo has committed his semipermanent aboriginal to Barca, courtesy of a caller contract.

The Uruguayan, rapidly establishing himself arsenic thing of a person successful the Blaugrana’s backline, had seen his sanction instrumentality centre signifier successful the media of late, amid rumoured involvement successful his signature connected the portion of Chelsea, Manchester United and more.

On Thursday, though, Araujo has enactment immoderate specified speculation firmly to bed, by means of putting pen to insubstantial connected a woody done the summertime of 2026:

@RonaldAraujo_4 volition beryllium a until 2026!

Here are 6️⃣ things you perfectly person to cognize astir the Barça halfway back!

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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 28, 2022

Mingueza blow

The latest connection surrounding different subordinate of Xavi Hernandez’s antiaircraft ranks successful Cataluyna, connected the different hand, is of an altogether little affirmative nature.

The subordinate successful question? Oscar Mingueza.

Unlike the aforementioned Araujo, versatile stopper Mingueza has recovered crippled clip altogether hard to travel by of late, though helium was afforded a commencement successful the 2nd limb of Barcelona’s caller Europa League necktie with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Any specified hopes connected the portion of the Spaniard of carving retired further starts implicit the coming weeks, though, person contiguous been dealt a blow.

This comes with a further connection connected the portion of the Blaugrana having confirmed that Mingueza has returned a affirmative trial for Covid-19:

LATEST NEWS | Òscar Mingueza has tested affirmative for Covid-19. The subordinate is successful bully health. pic.twitter.com/telytTqEgz

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 28, 2022

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