Bartomeu: Ter Stegen extension ‘priority’

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reiterated his intensions of tying down goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to a new long-term deal.

Ter Stegen is now the club's first choice goalkeeper following the sale of Claudio Bravo to Manchester City and Bartomeu has once again insisted that he is one of the club's most prized assets.

"He is a fundamental piece of the furniture at Barcelona," the president explained on RAC1.

"He is a mainstay of our team and our commitment to him is strong."

Bartomeu insisted he wanted to secure a 'new, long-term deal' for the goalkeeper, before pointing out that his current contract still has three years left to run.

Last month Barca signed Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to provide competition for 24-year-old ter Stegen.

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