MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN is snubbing a string of European giants to sign a new Barcelona contract because “staying is best for me and my family”.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen has ended speculation over his future by agreeing to sign for Barcelona, amid interest from Juventus and Bayern Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Barca keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen trains with Germany team-mates Oliver Baumann and Kevin Trapp, aside manager Oliver BierhoffCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“Here everyone has made it easy for us to settle into a country and a culture where we feel at home.
“The football we play here is that one I want to play and for that reason we are very happy about the contract extension.”
But Ter Stegen, who has just returned from injury, admits it could take the Spanish giants’ new-look side time to adjust following Ronald Koeman‘s arrival as manager in August.
He said: “We always want to win but we have to be aware that many things have changed.
“We have to be patient with the team until everyone finds their place.”
Koeman’s summer attempts to land the Holland flier foundered due to Barca’s wobbly financial situation.
But former Manchester United misfit Depay, 26, is expected to again be a major target for several top clubs in the next transfer window.
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