Marc-André ter Stegen will play for Barcelona next season. An agreement was reached some time ago, but the Catalan club will not confirm anything until Víctor Valdés officially announces his departure from the Camp Nou.
What no one can deny is that Barça sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta was in Germany at the beginning of the week. However, sources insist that the former Spain goalkeeper was not in the country to meet the young German international.
So, what was Zubi doing in Germany? The 52-year-old is planning to strengthen the Blaugrana midfield and, although immense faith is retained in Xavi Hernández, the intention is to pursue the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gündogan.
Gündogan has been on Barça’s radar for several seasons, impressing the Spanish champions with his creative qualities. At 23, the La Liga club are also attracted by his combination of youth and experience.