The talented 23-year-old goalkeeper, who is reportedly unsettled at the Nou Camp, could be on his way to either of the Premier League sides – with recent reports suggesting he’d prefer a move to Eastlands.
Reports: City interested in ter Stegen’s services
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who has made no secret that he is currently unsettled, could make a move to the Premier League this summer. As reported by the Telegraph, the Express and Liverpool Echo, Manchester City have emerged frontrunners for his signature.
The talented 23-year-old German, who has been Claudio Bravo‘s understudy for much of the 2015/16 campaign, is certainly eager to play more regularly and with the experienced Chilean reaching the latter years of his playing career, his future with Barça remains uncertain.
A signal of intent, in more ways than one
ter Stegen’s arrival at Eastlands would signal intent from the sky Blues, especially with the arrival of Pep Guardiola fast approaching. He, a talented goalkeeper himself, could easily see a future as City’s first-choice if Hart sustains an injury or displays inconsistent form, something that understudies often have to rely on to get their opportunity centre-stage.
He’d be the first to tell you that he’s not the finished article yet, and has plenty to learn – something that you’d expect a manager like Pep to nurture from a quality goalkeeper, one with the potential to be highlighted as one of the best in the world soon. The transfer fee would be anywhere in the region of £20-25million pounds, and it is believed that although he’s uncertain whether he still has a solid future with the La Liga giants, he would favour a move to Manchester City.