It seems ever clearer that Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will replace Victor Valdés at the end of this season at Barcelona. German newspaper ‘Bild’ reports that there is a pre-agreement between the Catalans and the keeper’s current club Borussia Mönchengladbach and that the 21 year old will move to the Camp Nou next summer for around 10 million euros.
The report talks of a four year deal, with Andoni Zubizarreta doing the legwork on the deal for the Spanish club. The German keeper, one of the most promising in European football, has been linked to Barcelona for some time, although other names have been in the melting point, such as Reina or Courtois. Ter Stegen has excellent reflexes and is also good with the ball at his feet, a necessary quality to fill the huge gap left by Victor Valdés, who has already announced his departure and, despite pressure to change his mind, is going to leave Barça for pastures new, most likely Monaco.