There had been some rumblings in the Catalan press earlier on Tuesday that a meeting had been scheduled between Marc-André ter Stegen’s representatives and Barcelona, and Sport claim to have the outcome of said gathering.
The aim of this rendezvous was to show Barcelona the offers the German goalkeeper had received in the off-season and discuss them with the club.
The player, fed up of only playing Champions League football, made it clear to his current club he had an ‘important’ offer from Manchester City.
Barcelona, in turn, not wanting to lose such a talented football, made things even clearer: “If you want to leave, pay the release clause”.
The club consider him ‘untransferable’, and the only way Manchester City could get him would be if they gave ter Stegen the €80m required to activate his transfer clause, sent him on his way to Barcelona’s board and let him dump it on their desk.
Once that was made clear, Sport claim talk of a new contract was mentioned, but the outcome of this conversation isn’t made clear.
Our guess would be that if they want to keep him that strongly, a renewal is just around the corner.