One of FC Barcelona’s biggest priorities is to renew with Marc-André Ter Stegen who has been key for the Catalan club in recent years. The German goalkeeper’s contract expires in 2022, but Barça is willing to propose a new contract to keep him at the club until 2025.
Reportedly, the surroundings of Ter Stegen are less optimistic about the player’s renewal than the Barça board. Ter Stegen has spectacular offers on the table from multiple European sides, and it won’t be easy to renew his contract.
Two days ago when the goalkeeper was asked whether he would renew with Barcelona, he said: “We’ll see.”. This response was vague enough to worry the fans, but the optimism remains since both parties are willing to renew.
Source: Cadena Ser
Video: Barcelona vs Alavés — Match Preview
Barcelona take on Alavés in Matchday 6 of La Liga Santander, following a wonderful display and victory over Juventus midweek, in the Champions League. But Ronald Koeman’s side have already dropped big points in the league this season, and know that anything other than 3 points against the Basque outfit would be disastrous for our title aspirations.
This should be another good opportunity for Barça to showcase their abilities once more and build on that performance against Juventus, as Alavés are a considerably weaker side to the sort of opposition that the Catalans have had to face so far this campaign.
Having said that, Pablo Machín’s men will try and make life difficult for Barça, similar to what Getafe did, and Alavés will feel confident that with the right sort of game-plan, they can make Koeman’s side slip up in La Liga once more.