FC Barcelona has announced on their official site that they won’t sound the option to loan forward Sergio Ezequiel Araujo for another season. The attacker will return to CA Boca Juniors in Argentina.
The 21-year old Argentinian forward played in Eusebio Sacristán’s FC Barcelona B this season, where he scored 7 goals in 34 matches (1517 minutes). His most notable performance was at the Mini Estadi against Real Madrid Castilla, where he scored a brace; leading a comeback from being down by one goal.
Araujo joined last summer on a two year loan deal, combined with a buy option for 6 million euros (with the possibility of raising to 12 million euros due to various clauses). Barça paid 300.000,- euros for the first year of his loan and had to pay an additional 500.000 euros if he were to be loaned for another season.