It goes without saying that this could indeed be the biggest signing of the window as Barcelona reportedly advance in negotiations with Ter Stegen over his contract renewal.
For quite a long time now, the two parties have been trying to reach an agreement. However, despite the German wanting to stay at the club, this hasn’t been an easy task. Ter Stegen wants to feel valued and just like Lionel Messi, wants a great project.
Of course, in recent years, Barça haven’t exactly been the most dominant force but the new updates have been positive. It does seem like there has been a breakthrough in the talks.
Miguel Rico reported that Barcelona and Ter Stegen have finally advanced in the negotiations for the new contract. The goalkeeper’s renewal would be set until 2025 and this is indeed what both parties want.
Needless to say, the German has been a standout performer for many years now and despite not being an official captain, his presence speaks for itself. Now, all that needs to be done is to put the pen to paper and finally seal the deal.
If this really does go through, it could be Barcelona’s biggest victory in the summer transfer window.
Source: Miguel Rico
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.