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Marc-André ter Stegen’s new Barcelona contract is edging ever closer

Marc-Andre ter Stegen leaps for the ball in training / MIGUEL RUIZ/ GETTY IMAGES EUROPE
Marc-Andre ter Stegen leaps for the ball in training / MIGUEL RUIZ/ GETTY IMAGES EUROPE
Marc-Andre ter Stegen leaps for the ball in training / MIGUEL RUIZ/ GETTY IMAGES EUROPE

Marc-André ter Stegen’s new Barcelona contract is edging ever closer and the German is close to agreeing a new deal with the club.

Without a shadow of a doubt, their man between the sticks has been one of the most influential figures at the club and arguably the most important piece of the jigsaw behind Lionel Messi.

And luckily for the Catalans, a new report coming from Sport suggests that Marc-André ter Stegen’s new Barcelona contract is edging ever closer and after weeks of doubts, all seems to be back on track once again.

The German’s current deal is set to expire in 2022 and according to the same article, Barça want to extend it until 2025, making him one of the best paid players at the Camp Nou as well.

This, Sport suggest, is their absolute priority at the moment and they are keen for Ter Stegen to put pen to paper on a deal that has been in the process of negotiation since December last year. Of course, the recent outbreak was certainly a factor that stalled the talks but with the worst hopefully behind us, there should be no more issues moving forward.

The same outlet also reiterates Ter Stegen always wanted to renew his contract despite all the interest from abroad. Barcelona were not worried that someone might activate his 180 million euro release clause but the situation would be unpleasant if the German entered the last 12 months of his contract in 2021.

Luckily, with the talks now underway once again and progressing nicely, it shouldn’t come to that and Ter Stegen should indeed stay at the Camp Nou for the foreseeable future.

At the club they hope a deal could be struck before the restart of LaLiga that should happen in mid-June.

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