Tottenham signing this 19-year-old highly-rated American ace would be a fantastic long-term move


Why Tottenham signing Julian Araujo would be a smart move

According to The Boot Room (h/t, Tottenham are interested in signing Julian Araujo. It is being said that the club are in talks with the player over a summer transfer. The youngster has attracted plenty of interest with Juventus also being said to be interested.


Julian Araujo is a 19-year-old American right-back who plays for MLS side, LA Galaxy. A youth product of LA Galaxy, Araujo did spend a lot of his youth career in the academies of Central Coast Condors, Santa Barbara Soccer Club and Barca Residency Academy.

March 24, 2019 – San Pedro Del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain – Julian Araujo of USA in action during the International Friendly Länderspiel match between Netherlands U23 and USA U23 at Pinatar Arena on March 24, 2019 in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain. Netherlands U23 v United States of America U23 – International Friendly.

In 2018, he was signed by LA Galaxy and drafted to their youth side. However, he was promoted within a year to the senior side. So far, he has made 37 appearances for the side, scoring once and assisting thrice.

He featured in 15 MLS games last season. Although Araujo is of Mexican descent, he has played for the US through the youth levels and made his senior bow last month against El Salvador. He also managed to bag an assist in that game.

Araujo can be one for the future at Tottenham

Spurs went ahead and signed Matt Doherty from Wolves at the start of this season. However, the Irishman has yet to nail down a place in Mourinho’s side. He has often been inconsistent and failed to replicate his Wolves form for his new side.

That has led to Mourinho preferring Serge Aurier for the right-back role. While the Ivorian has done well, there do remain issues with his ultra attacking style of play. His forward forays have often resulted in leaving the defence exposed for the opposition to take advantage.

September 19, 2020, Carson, California, USA: Julian Araujo 22 of the LA Galaxy is defended by Cole Bassett 26 of the Colorado Rapids during their MLS, Fussball Herren, USA game on Saturday September 19, 2020 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. LA Galaxy loses to the Colorado Rapids, 0-2.

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Bringing in a player like Araujo in the future would be a good way to address the issue. The youngster is growing by leaps and bounds and was a breakout in last season’s MLS. He has shown that he can do the job at both ends of the pitch making him an ideal modern fullback.

It is a good move from Spurs to try and sign him in a few months time. It would give Mourinho a fair idea of which right-back to keep and Araujo to develop even further before making a move to England.