Barca ‘to renew Ter Stegen contract’

Barcelona will confirm Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s new status by renewing his contract for five years.

Sport reports Ter Stegen will be La Blaugrana’s first choice after Claudio Bravo leaves for Manchester City, even with the arrival of Jasper Cillessen from Ajax, and to emphasise that he will be given a new long-term contract with a pay raise.

Ter Stegen’s existing deal expires in 2019 but Barca want to put two more years on it to 2021 and he will be put high in the middle of the pack when it comes to wages, above his current station as one of the lower-paid players, having signed from Gladbach at 22.

Barca’s intention is for Ter Stegen to be at the club for the next decade and want to show that with the contract offered.

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