Defender Julian Araujo addressed current switch rumors linking him to Liga MX, confirming contact with Club America earlier than insisting he stays ‘targeted with LA Galaxy’ in the mean time.
The Mexico City workforce impressed reviews after head coach Fernando Ortiz teased the attainable arrival of a Mexican proper again forward of the 2023 Liga MX Clausura. The Eagles had been chasing Julian Araujo and Diego Barbosa, particularly.
The LA Galaxy participant has since confirmed talks had been held with Club America, however denied a direct transfer.
“Yeah, there was contact [with Club America], however I’m right here with the Galaxy. I’m preparing to return to pre-season,” he stated in an unique interview with 90min. “So I depart these issues to my agent to deal with, however I’m targeted on getting ready for the season, preparing and most significantly bettering each day.”
The defender has shortly confirmed himself as one of many brightest younger abilities in Major League Soccer, turning into an integral a part of LA Galaxy and incomes appearances with the Mexican nationwide workforce.
He first kicked off professionally in 2019, and has since managed one aim and 20 assists in 100 Major League Soccer video games for the Western Conference workforce. In 2022 alone, he recorded 9 assists and 14 targets scoring makes an attempt.
Given Araujo’s speedy nature on the ball and talent to transition from right-back to offensive winger, it’s not the primary time a global membership seems to the defender for reinforcement.
In August, FC Porto got here ahead because the frontrunner to signal the participant, eyeing the LA Galaxy defender as a attainable reinforcement for the 2022/2023 season. The workforce held talks with the participant, however no deal was accomplished.
Though the defender has but to make the soar from MLS, he reaffirmed his dedication to enjoying overseas.
“I positively need to go to Europe. It’s nonetheless my dream. That’s the place I believe I must go to succeed in my highest potential. The sky is the restrict,” he stated to 90min.
“But proper now, I’m targeted on the Galaxy, successful the championship, acting at my greatest and staying constant. You know, God’s timing is one of the best, so I’m going to attend for that. And when that point comes, I will likely be prepared for it.”
Julian Araujo and the LA Galaxy will kick off the 2023 MLS season on February 25 in opposition to LAFC on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.