Young goalkeeper won’t come cheap.
Arsenal have been told that they can sign Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from under the noses of Barcelona but only if they cough up £10.2m, the Daily Star reports.
The highly-rated German international is believed to have already agreed a deal to join the Catalan giants at the end of the season, however, the Spanish champions have yet to stump up enough cash and until the do the German side have insisted that his signature remains fair game.
It is believed that Barca are currently short of meeting ‘Bladbach’s valuation by £1.6m, and Arsenal could now jump ahead of the queue with a bid of their own.
Arsene Wenger wants a world-class ‘keeper to challenge Wojciech Szczesny for the No.1 shirt, and even though he spent £42.5m on Mesut Ozil over the summer he still has a considerable amount to spend on new players in the new year.
Members of the Barcelona hierarchy had flown into Germany for advanced talks earlier this week, but sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta confirmed that a deal had yet to be concluded, leaving the 21-year-old’s future up for grabs.
Ter Stegen has currently made six appearances for Monchengladbach this term.