Barcelona is in danger of losing one of their main players in the current squad, in the next transfer window.
That would be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the starting goalkeeper for the Catalan team, and for many, the second most important player in the squad behind, of course, Lionel Messi.
As a result, the English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City are looking to bring in the German.
It all started with the goalkeeper’s refusal to sign a new contract extension with Barcelona, and that drew the eyes of the great European clubs to the German. However, the keeper’s idea is to stay in Spain, where he and his family feel very well. But he also wants to be appreciated.
The idea of both the player and his agent Gerd vom Bruch is that Ter Stegen deserves to earn much more than what he has been receiving and what has been offered.
That’s because the goalkeeper took on a major role in Barcelona, with many fans and journalists placing him just below Lionel Messi.
It is worth remembering that at several times since he became the first goalkeeper, he saved the team many times, avoiding what could have been humiliating defeats.
Negotiations started before the shutdown due to COVID-19, and after the refusal, Barcelona found themselves in a position to assess the financial side after the crisis so as not to make “mistakes”.
However, this caught the attention of Chelsea and Manchester City, clubs that have the financial resources to pay the German the salary he wants.
In addition, Juventus, from Italy, and Bayern Munich, from Germany, also look at the situation with caution.
The German keeper played 224 matches with Barcelona until now and in many of them, he was the highlight of the team. His contract goes until 2022, which makes things a little less desperate for the Spanish team.