Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is demanding parity with Barcelona’s top earners if he going to sign a new contract at the club.
There is only one player that Ter Stegen is content with earning less than. That happens to be club talisman, Lionel Messi.
The German shot-stopper has rejected Barcelona’s overtures for him to extend his current deal.
It is no secret that the goalkeeper is world-class. He has definitely kept his side in many games that the should have lost.
According to Goal, their sources suggest that it is not a case of Barcelona not thinking the player does not deserve the pay rise.
In fact, on the contrary. However, they are concerned with how such a salary would impact their ability to satisfy the UEFA FFP regulations.
If they cannot agree on terms with Ter Stegen then they may be forced to cash in. There would be no shortage of suitors.
But Chelsea appears to be monitoring things the closest. The Blues see him as an ideal replacement for under-fire Kepa Arrizabalaga.