Marc-André ter Stegen will extend his contract at Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper Sport. The negotiations with the German goalkeeper were halted for some time but now an agreement has been reached.
This is bad news for André Onana, who was rumoured to be the successor of ter Stegen at Barcelona if the German international wouldn’t extend. In that scenario Barcelona would have to sell ter Stegen this summer otherwise he’d walk out of the door a free transfer next year.
Barcelona had already enquired about André Onana a few weeks ago and saw him as their prime candidate to become the next first goalkeeper. When ter Stegen extends Onana would have to fight with him for a starting spot, which Onana probably doesn’t want. That is if Barcelona even wants him, it’s unlikely that in times like these the club will spend a lot of money on a second goalkeeper.
Onana still doesn’t have to fear that his dreamed transfer won’t come, though. A lot of clubs are reported to be interested in the Cameroon goalie, including PSG, AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund.