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Ter Stegen Undergoes knee surgery amid Tuesday’s injury

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Quique Setien has been sacked from his position as Barcelona head coach after just six months in charge.

The Spaniard took over from Ernesto Valverde in January but the disappointing results and a dressing room rift have been the deciding factors in his departure.

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After surrendering the LaLiga Santander title to Real Madrid and going out of the Copa del Rey to Athletic Club, the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“The Board of Directors have agreed that Quique Setien is no longer the first team coach,” a statement from Barcelona read.

“This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team which will be agreed between the current technical secretary and the new coach, who will be announced in the coming days.”

Setien leaves the Camp Nou with another year still left on his contract, plus an option to extend the deal to 2022.

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Frayed relationships
The lack of understanding between Setien’s coaching staff, especially assistant Eder Sarabia, and the Barcelona players has forced the board to make a decision.

The problems started during the Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in March when Sarabia was caught on camera badmouthing the players.

Signs of a split in the dressing room was evident during Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo in June as Lionel Messi appeared to ignore Sarabia’s orders during a water break.

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Following that draw at Balaidos, Luis Suarez hinted at his discontent with Setien and his coaching team.

“That’s why coaches are there – to analyse that type of situation,” the Uruguayan said.

“We gave everything on the pitch and you’re left with the feeling that, away from home, we’re dropping lots of important points that we couldn’t have dropped in other seasons.”

Truce talks were held between Messi and Setien ahead of the visit of Napoli in August in order to clear the air before the Champions League.

However, the manner of the exit to Bayern in Lisbon was enough to see Barcelona take action.

Having let Setien go, the Catalan club now have important decisions to make over who succeeds him in the Camp Nou dugout.

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Chelsea make Offer to Ter Stegen

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Chelsea have reportedly been in contact with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen over the possibility of a switch to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are on the lookout for a new no.1 with Frank Lampard ready to replace the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer.

Barcelona have underperformed this season but ter Stegen is considered one of the world’s top stoppers.

He finished second in FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper award 2019, behind Liverpool’s Alisson, whom Chelsea tried to sign before Kepa’s arrival.

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Ter Stegen is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2022 and is currently in line for discussions over a new deal.

However, the 28-year-old has been told he must accept a wage cut given the current circumstances, which has left him pondering the possibility of a move elsewhere.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: “He understands what is happening in society and he knows that with the decrease in income at clubs like Barca, he will have to adjust his salary.

“All the players are doing it and we are working on that.”

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When quizzed on whether he was prepared to fall in line with such proposals though, ter Stegen replied to reporters: “We will see.”

Spanish radio station Cadena Ser report that ter Stegen has been approached by both Chelsea and Bayern Munich about a potential transfer.

He is still expected to commit his future to Barcelona, but in light of the recent problems at the club, Chelsea are hoping to muscle in on a deal to take him to London.

Lampard is particularly impressed with the German international’s composure on the ball and distribution.

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Kepa’s future at the club meanwhile looks bleak, after he was dropped to the bench for the crucial last game of the season with Wolves on Sunday.

He is now likely to be among the substitutes for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Arsenal, which shows how little faith Lampard has in Chelsea’s record signing.

The Blues have been active in the transfer market already, landing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while also nearing a deal for Bayer Lverkusen’s Kai Havertz.

It is believed signing a goalkeeper is next priority, but of bigger concern to Lampard is how to offload Kepa, who cost the club £71.6million and is one of the top earners on £150,000 per week.

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Ter Stegen doubts to play against Napoli


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Ter Stegen doubts to play against Napoli

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is reportedly in doubt to feature in the Champions League Round of 16 with Napoli on August 8.

According to Spanish newspaper Diario AS, as reported by Football Espana, the German international is struggling with a persistent knee problem.

He already missed Barcelona’s last Liga game of the season at Alaves and is bound to require surgery to resolve the issue.

As that would keep him out for up to three months, it’ll probably only be done after the Champions League is completed.

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If Ter Stegen can’t make it, then former Fiorentina and Juventus goalkeeper Norberto Neto will go in goal.

Barcelona drew the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie with Napoli, 1-1 in February, and are due to play the second leg on August 8.

The Blaugrana are missing several key players already, as Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets are suspended.

Jean-Clair Todibo, Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele and even Antoine Griezmann are also carrying injuries.

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Ter Stegen contract renewal draws to a close


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Ter Stegen contract renewal draws to a close

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s renewal appears to finally be on the right track.

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Barcelona believe they are making significant progress in reaching an agreement with their number one goalkeeper to extend his stay at the Camp Nou. The club hopes ter Stegen will also relax his stance and that an announcement can be made before the current season finishes. As things stand, both parties are confident a deal can be struck.

Ter Stegen’s existing contract runs until 2022 but the sporting department know it’s important to tie the keeper down to a longer deal. Talks began back in February but the two sides were miles apart on the financial aspects of the renewal. Ter Stegen, who has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, wants a wage to reflect his importance to the team.

Those talks stalled and following the coronavirus outbreak, both sides agreed to postpone things until football resumed. Ter Stegen understands that the economic situation of Barça, as well as football in general, has changed and is open to a compromise in terms of how the new contract will be structured.

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Barça are looking to reduce their overall wage bill and that’s fundamental if they are to sign the likes of Lautaro Martinez or Pjanic. The club plan to offer ter Stegen a base amount he will earn each season, but one which will gradually increase throughout the five years of the deal. What that magic number is remains unknown.

The club knows ter Stegen is a key part of their team and he’s the only player they are considering giving an extension to which includes a pay rise. Neto will be put up for sale in the summer and Iñaki Peña will be promoted to second choice keeper.

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Ter Stegen won’t leave Barca this summer


Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has revealed that talks over a new contract at the Catalan club were underway prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The German joined Barca in the summer of 2014 and has gone on to become one of the best in the world during that time.

His current deal finishes in 2022, but both player and club are keen to extend that agreement in the coming months.

“It’s not possible that I’ll leave this summer,” Ter Stegen told Kicker.

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“There were some initial meetings between my agent and the club [regarding a renewal]. Then the virus got in the way and it wasn’t the moment to talk about a contract.

Ter Stegen and his partner have recently had a baby son and the German said: “I feel good in Barcelona, also because my family feel good.”

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Barca are two points ahead of Real Madrid in LaLiga with 11 rounds remaining, with all of those fixtures set to be contested in the space of just over five weeks as the competition resumes on June 11.

“We’re in a good position,” the 28-year-old said. “But Real Madrid won’t give us anything.”


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To mark 28th birthday of Ter Stegen, here’s 10 reasons why Barca must keep him

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To mark the 28th birthday of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, we present 10 simple facts as to why Barcelona should do what they can to keep him.

Happy birthday, Marc-Andre ter Stegen – the most decorated goalkeeper in Europe’s top-five leagues in recent years.

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Barcelona’s number one has lifted 14 trophies for club and country (13 for Barca and the Confederations Cup for Germany) since leaving Borussia Monchengladbach for the Blaugrana in 2014. Nobody else can match that.

And yet, Ter Stegen’s future is uncertain. His contract expires in 2022 and, with the Catalan giants already in something of an economic uncertainty before the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is unclear whether they will be able to agree fresh terms with the player.

Ter Stegen has always appeared happy to stay at Camp Nou, though, and when you look at the numbers, it certainly makes sense for Barcelona to do their utmost to tie him down.

We’ve gone through the Opta archives and picked out five key stats relating to his performances in LaLiga and the Champions League, compared to the rest of Spain and Europe.

These facts and figures stretch back to May 22, 2014 – the day Ter Stegen signed his first Barca contract to become their player – and only include those keepers to make at least 20 appearances in each competition.

Given he was not the undisputed first choice for the first two years and did not even play a LaLiga match until September 2015, the numbers are firmly on his side…

141 LaLiga appearances:

  • Only Jan Oblak (99) has kept more clean sheets than Ter Stegen (58).
  • No keeper has made more successful passes (3,453), and only former team-mate Claudio Bravo (82.4 per cent) can beat Ter Stegen for passing accuracy (82.2 per cent)
  • No keeper has more assists (two, the same as Ivan Cuellar and Antonio Adan). Indeed, Ter Stegen was the first Barca keeper this century to assist a league goal.
  • Only three keepers (Oblak, Cuellar and Sergio Asenjo) have made more saves from shots outside the box than Ter Stegen (156).
  • Only three keepers (Alphonse Areola, Oblak and Bravo) have a better goals-conceded-per-game rate than Ter Stegen (0.92).
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58 Champions League appearances:

  • No keeper has kept more clean sheets (26) than Ter Stegen or played more matches.
  • No keeper has made more saves than Ter Stegen (156). Four of those were from penalties – only Andriy Pyatov can match that tally.
  • Only Oblak (66) has saved more from shots from outside the box than Ter Stegen (60).
  • No keeper has made more successful passes (1,292) than Ter Stegen. Only Germany rival Manuel Neuer (81.1) has a better passing accuracy (80.9).
  • Only Neuer (38) and Ederson (33) have made more accurate keeper sweepings than Ter Stegen (32).

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Marc-André ter Stegen Aims Contract Renewal in Barcelona


Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has admitted he is relaxed about his future after confirming that talks are underway with the club over a new contract.

The German, who has proven to be one of the world’s finest goalkeepers since moving to Camp Nou, current contract runs until 2022 but Barcelona are eager to reward his impressive performances with a bumper new deal.

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Bayern Munich,P.S.G and Juventus push for Ter Stegen’s Move

Targeted by Bayern Munich, Juventus & Paris saint-germain.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is apparently a transfer target for Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Germany international is widely regarded as one of the very best goalkeepers in the world and he’s been vital to Barcelona’s success over the last five years, having arrived in a £10m move from Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Ter Stegen still has two and a half years left on his contract with Barcelona, but Mundo Deportivo claim that hasn’t stopped Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain from registering their interest in the goalkeeper.

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The 27-year-old was linked with Bayern Munich before his move to Barcelona in 2014, but the club ultimately decided against signing ter Stegen as he would have spent a number of years as Manuel Neuer’s understudy.


As far as their apparent interest this time around is concerned, Neuer is still one of the top goalkeepers in European football and is rated very highly by the club’s top brass – although ter Stegen’s €100m asking price would make a deal almost impossible for Bayern Munich.

On top of that, Schalke 04 have already confirmed that goalkeeper Alexander Nübel will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

It doesn’t state what club Nübel will join, but it is expected to be Bayern Munich who get their hands on the promising shot-stopper.


For Italian champions Juventus, Mundo Deportivo claims that either Paulo Dybala or Adrien Rabiot – both former targets for Barcelona – could be used to sweeten a deal for ter Stegen.

Current first-team goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny only has 18 months left on his contract in Turing, while veteran Gianluigi Buffon will leave at the end of the season.


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Paris Saint-Germain aren’t quite as desperate for a new goalkeeper, but that hasn’t stopped their apparent interest in ter Stegen.

Keylor Navas has only recently joined the club from Real Madrid, while Thomas Tuchel’s side also signed Chelsea youngster Marci Bulka during the summer transfer window.


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