After Claudio Bravo’s disastrous debut season at the Etihad, it would come as no surprise if Pep Guardiola looked to draft in a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window. He may only need to look as far as former side Barcelona.
The Sun report that Barca number one Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who they believe was previously a target for Man City, has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the Nou Camp in the summer transfer window.
ter Stegen showcased his talent during a four-year stint with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. It earned him a move to Barcelona, where after a year playing second-fiddle to now-City stopper Bravo, he has firmly established himself as Luis Enrique’s first-choice goalkeeper.
However, The Sun quote ter Stegen, who appears reluctant to commit his future to the Catalan giants, despite reiterating his happiness in Barcelona colours:
“I don’t know [about signing a new contract]. I try to give my best for myself and the team, and improve myself. You never know what will come afterwards. I’m living right now, that’s the most important thing. I am satisfied with my colleagues and my friends and hope to win many trophies. That is the goal.”
Neither Bravo or Willy Caballero appear able to make that spot their own between the sticks at Man City; ter Stegen could well be the perfect long-term option.