The USMNT are just licking their chops with the amount of talent coming through MLS and the young American’s already in Europe. This time the attention is on L.A. Galaxy’s young right back Julian Araujo (19), who has caught the attention of some very powerful clubs in Europe.
Araujo who made his professional debut in 2019 has played 46 matches for the top team in MLS history. Araujo has also earned one USMNT cap, although he will not be present in the squad that will partake in the Concacaf Gold Cup and could still choose to represent Mexico at the international level.
According to reports from ESPN Deportes the three clubs in question are: French and Portuguese champions Lille and Sporting CP and German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. Here are the young players' chances of making it to all three teams.
Home to USMNT player Tim Weah, Lille has a very decent side and Araujo could fit in well with the young and dynamic team. French soccer is a breeding ground for top talent, at 19, it could be a wise pit stop before moving on to bigger things.
Araujo caught the eye of Sporting scouts after they began reviewing footage of another U.S. target, Reggie Cannon. Araujo looks to be a name on a list of players that could come to Sporting CP. Still, he would most likely not start right away, nonetheless Portugal is a good place to kick off a European career.
Eintracht Frankfurt recently signed Rafael Santos Borré of Colombia on a free, that extra cash could be used on Araujo. Eintracht Frankfurt is a team where Araujo will fight for minutes, and everything really depends on how much the club wants him.