Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen poised to sign new five-year deal to become one of the highest earners at the Nou Camp behind star man Lionel Messi
- Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen set to sign a new five-year deal
- German stopper’s contract will extend his stay at the club until at least 2025
- Club keen to tie him down after interest from Bayern Munich and Chelsea
- Ter Stegen set to be one of the club’s highest earners behind Lionel Messi
- The club and the player’s agent will attempt to iron out an agreement next week
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is close to signing a new bumper five-year deal which will extend his stay until at least 2025, according to reports.
The 28-year-old, who has two years left to run on his current contract, has been linked with a move away, with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Juventus all eager to sign the German.
But Spanish newspaper Sport says Ter Stegen – who has been Barcelona’s No 1 since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014 – will commit to a new stint at the Nou Camp where he will become of the club’s highest earners.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set to sign a new five-year deal at the club
Ter Stegen will become one of Barcelona’s best paid stars behind club icon Lionel Messi
Bayern had been linked with the brilliant stopper but the European champions sealed a new deal with Manuel Neuer in May.
And it has been reported that Chelsea had been looking at bringing in Ter Stegen as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer, but instead the Londoners signed Edouard Mendy from Rennes for £22m.
Sport reports that the deal was a tough one to finalise as Ter Stegen’s wage demands were high and could now only be topped by club icon Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are closing in on a new deal for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, reports Sport
Barca are trying to keep a grip on wages as they have taken a big hit financially during the coronavirus pandemic, but president Josep Maria Bartomeu was keen to get the deal over the line as he sees the goalkeeper as a key part of the club’s future, which will delight coach Ronald Koeman.
And it appears the two parties have now hammered out an agreement with an official announcement to be made in the coming weeks.
Ter Stegen had indicated he did not want to to play for anyone else and that his love for the club and the city were key to him agreeing a new contract.
Ronald Koeman hasn’t yet had ter Stegen available due to the keeper’s recent knee surgery
Ter Stegen has yet to appear for new boss Koeman as he is currently sidelined after having knee surgery at the start of pre-season.
He was hampered by an issue last season with Neto stepping in as his replacement, but it is expected he will be back between the sticks before the end of 2020.
Ter Stegen has won 12 trophies in six years including four La Liga and Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League with Barca.
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