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
Barça wants to sign Memphis Depay, or nothing
According to Cat Radio, Barcelona still wants Memphis Depay per Ronald Koeman’s requests. If they are unable to sign the Dutchman, the club will continue the season without a number 9.
Even though Culés pointed towards Ansu Fati’s brilliant performance against Villarreal, Koeman still wants to sign a forward, and he only has one candidate on his list: Memphis Depay. However, the Catalan club is facing financial problems to sign the player.
Lyon would accept bids of around €25 million for Depay. They would also accept €12.5 million now, and the rest paid in installments later on. However, even under these terms, Barça has told that they can not afford the deal.
Even though Koeman keeps insisting, the operation seems not possible at this point, unless the Catalan club continues to sell players. Lyon has also warned Barcelona that the deadline for them to sign the Dutchman is friday.
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, Cat Radio, L’equipe