The goalkeeper had been talking to the club for weeks about extending his contract, but negotiations have come to halt.
Marc-André Ter Stegen’s contract renewal is in deadlock due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and because FC Barcelona considers that it is not a priority due to the economic situation of the institution in view of the coronavirus, although it is strategic.
This is what the newspaper ‘Sport’ points out today, Sunday, which cites a communication between FC Barcelona and the player’s representative, Gerd vom Bruch, to whom the club has transferred its indisposition at this time, as they wait for a clearer panorama to send him a definitive offer.
Ter Stegen ends his relationship with Barcelona on June 30, 2022, but the continuity of the goalkeeper is an aspiration for the club, given the excellent performance that he has given since he joined the 2014-15 season.
That year, the player was relegated to play in the Cup and the Champions League, while Chilean Claudio Bravo was the undisputed starter in La Liga. Both had a remarkable season, as Barcelona won the treble, but Ter Stegen began to gain prominence.
After a new season watching the La Liga games from the bench, the pressure he exerted ended up with Bravo out of Barcelona in 2016-17 and with Ter Stegen being the undisputed starter in La Liga and the Champions League to date, becoming one of the most valuable pieces of the Barcelona team.