Barcelona captain’s entourage denies interest from Saudi Arabia

Date:

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 28: Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ronald Araujo of FC Barcelona celebrate as Ilkay Guendogan of FC Barcelona scores the team's first goal during the LaLiga EA Sports match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on October 28, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.
Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Amid the numerous injuries that have decimated the team this season, one of the players most missed by FC Barcelona during his time in the infirmary was the German goalkeeper, Marc Andre Ter Stegen.

The goalkeeper had to take a break from action after suffering an issue with his back while on international duty. This problem required Ter Stegen to undergo surgery, and he remained on the sidelines for about three months before returning to action earlier this month.

Although he had to miss extensive game time this season, the quality of the German shot-stopper is beyond any doubt. With this quality, the German attracts a lot of attention in the market, with Achraf Ben Ayad reporting that Ter Stegen has recently received an offer from Saudi Arabia.

However, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo, the 31-year-old German player’s entourage declined any knowledge of such a proposal: “We don’t know anything.”

Ter Stegen is one of the leaders of the current Barcelona dressing room, and is the one who usually captains the team, as Sergi Roberto has found game time sparse this season. Although he is yet to keep a clean sheet in the three matches he has played since returning from injury, his return has already provided an increased sense of security to the Barcelona backline.

With such importance on the pitch and in the dressing room, Barcelona will not be too keen on allowing the German to leave. However, their economic situation can still force their hand, but there are a lot of uncertainties regarding this operation, and it remains to be seen how it develops for the future.

The goalkeeper has been associated with the Catalan club since 2014, and after having completed ten seasons with the Blaugranes, he was awarded with a new contract last year that goes till 2028. In addition to extending his association with the club, this contract also deferred a part of his salary for the two years that were remaining on his previous contract.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

Recommended Articles

Related Articles

Barcelona want to thrust Lamine Yamal into absolute stardom

Not everything that FC Barcelona focuses on is limited to the sporting achievements of the team. Instead, the...

The two routes that Barcelona can take with Gavi this summer

At the moment, FC Barcelona are working on regaining their best version for the preseason. The Catalan club,...

Barcelona continue to keep the latest addition to Flick’s staff a secret

For the first time in a long while, there is a mixture of excitement and anxiety at Barcelona....

18-year-old Barcelona gem wants to prove that he is the ‘best midfielder at La Masia’

It is not uncommon for FC Barcelona to find solutions to their problems from within their quarry. In...

Lamine Yamal wants to face off against his Barcelona hero

As has been mentioned many times before, fate and FC Barcelona have a unique relationship. The Catalan club...

Barcelona have a new Plan B for Nico Williams thanks to the Euros

FC Barcelona already have an established list of players they wish to pursue in the summer. The Catalan...

Javier Tebas says the gap between Barcelona and Real Madrid is getting closer

In terms of their financial situation, FC Barcelona are gradually finding normality again. It is this very normality...

The reasons behind Kounde’s surprise visit to Barcelona

The preseason has already kicked off for FC Barcelona as they prepare themselves for next season. La Blaugrana...

Ollie Watkins says Barcelona have someone who is a better player than he was at 16-17

FC Barcelona and the entirety of the football world is now waiting for a certain conclusion. The final...

Lamine Yamal shares what Hansi Flick told him ahead of Spain vs France

Connection are what make FC Barcelona, or any other club for that matter, feel more united. Any team...

Barcelona, Man City fast-track negotiations for €25m fullback

After having him in their squad for the 2023-24 season, FC Barcelona are looking to take the Portuguese...

Hansi Flick wishes to retain aging Barcelona midfielder for his physicality

This summer will likely lead to a lot of changes for FC Barcelona to manage. La Blaugrana have...