It took him more than a year to finally do it but Marc-André ter Stegen will seemingly extend his contract with Barcelona until 2025. The latest reports state it’s only a matter of days…
The weirdest thing is, both the club and the player want the extension but it hasn’t been easy. The project itself in Catalonia is shaky and then there is the financial situation. We know that Barcelona are deep in the red and renewing big contracts was always going to be hard.
But for the German goalkeeper, his goal was always the same – stay and prosper at the Camp Nou. Now, if the newest updates are to be believed, Ter Stegen will extend his contract sooner rather than later. The deal itself should be valid until 2025, reports state.
The official confirmation is just around the corner and this could indeed feel like a new signing altogether. And a massive one at that. The 28-year-old has been in Catalonia for around six years now and is becoming something of a captain himself.
Of course, not officially, but with everything he’s doing on and off the pitch, it’s like he’s wearing the armband nonetheless. Barcelona think that he can stand between the sticks for many years to come and because of that, getting him a new deal was the priority.
Let’ wait and see what happens but this one is a given and that’s a wonderful thing.
Source: Mundo Deportivo
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.