Press reports revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus star, asked his team management to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Barcelona goalkeeper, during the upcoming summer transfer market.
Ter Stegen has a contract that expires in the summer of 2022 and has asked the administration to increase his salary,
but the matter h as become complicated in light of the financial crises left by the Corona pandemic.
According to Calciomercato, Ter Stegen refused to leave the ranks of Juventus and did not respond to Cristiano Ronaldo’s request
and is ready to extend his term with Barcelona until 2025.
He also rejected another offer by Inter, Italy, to be the successor to Samir Handanovic,
preferring to stay in the “Camp Nou” castle and play alongside Lionel Messi.
Press reports confirmed that Bayern Munich and Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen last summer,
but the player was in negotiations over the issue of extending his contract.
According to the information of the Catalan newspaper “Sport”,
the agreement between Bartomeu and Stegen has been made to extend until the summer of 2025 and only the last frills remain,
and if things go as expected, next week will witness a decisive meeting in which new contracts will be signed.
The German asked to become the highest paid in Barcelona,
but the aftershocks of the Corona crisis stand in the way of achieving this now,
so the settlement that was made between the two parties makes Stegen receive a salary that is relatively higher than his previous salary now,
to reach its ceiling in the last two years.
Stegen understood what his club was going through in terms of an economic crisis that had caused the negotiations between them to take effect and reached the current stage,
at the same time that the Bartomeu administration deliberately met the demands of its guard as much as possible.
The 28-year-old joined Barcelona in the summer of 2014 from Borussia Monchengladbach
and continued for two seasons as the substitute goalkeeper in La Liga and the main one in the Champions League.
After Claudio Bravo’s departure to Manchester City, the German became Barcelona’s goalkeeper and one of the team’s best stars.
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