FC Barcelona has officially announced the contract extension of Marc-André Ter Stegen until 2028. As previously reported by SPORT, the German goalkeeper will continue to don the iconic blue and garnet jersey. This renewal comes as no surprise, as both parties have been working diligently behind the scenes to reach a definitive agreement.
Ter Stegen, who has been an integral part of the team, has once again demonstrated his unwavering commitment to Barcelona by deferring his salary. This selfless act will undoubtedly aid the club in finalizing any pending registrations. The German shot-stopper has also been appointed as the captain of the squad under the guidance of manager Xavi Hernández.
The club has confirmed that Ter Stegen’s new contract includes a staggering release clause of €500 million, showcasing the immense value they place on the goalkeeper’s abilities. This not only serves as a testament to his exceptional skills between the posts but also serves as a deterrent for potential suitors.
The renewal ceremony for the second captain of the Blaugrana took place at the Spotify Camp Nou offices, with the presence of President Joan Laporta, First Vice President Rafa Yuste, Economic Vice President Eduard Romeu, board member Joan Soler, and Sporting Director Anderson Luis de Souza ‘Deco’. This gathering further emphasizes the importance the club places on Ter Stegen’s continued presence within the team.
While Ter Stegen’s contract extension has been successfully concluded, the focus now shifts towards resolving the situation in the goalkeeping department. Barcelona aims to register Iñaki Peña, who would subsequently be included in the squad for the upcoming match against Villarreal. The club remains optimistic that Peña’s registration will be finalized in due course.
Ter Stegen’s commitment to FC Barcelona is not only evident on the field but also off it. His contract extension until 2028 solidifies his status as one of the pillars of the team, and fans can rest assured that their goalkeeping department is in safe hands for the foreseeable future.
Ter Stegen’s contract extension is a significant milestone for both the player and the club. It showcases the mutual trust and belief between the parties involved and reaffirms Ter Stegen’s unwavering dedication to FC Barcelona. With the goalkeeper’s future secured, the club can now focus on their upcoming challenges with renewed confidence.
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