In a recent tweet, El Larguero claimed that Barcelona could cash in on Marc-André ter Stegen so that they can lower their wage bill this summer. It is understood that the Catalan giants are willing to let their German keeper leave if they fail to sell Frenkie de Jong in this off-season.
🎙️ Informa @toniogarcia85 | El atasco del Barça
🇳🇱 Con el 'No' de De Jong a salir, hay consecuencias
😱 El Barca activará la opción B, dar salida a Ter Stegen
💰 Su suelto es alto y el Barça necesita liberar masa salarial pic.twitter.com/lPhjufp3Mp
— El Larguero (@ellarguero) July 26, 2022
Ter Stegen’s Impressive Form In Spanish Football Last Season
Ter Stegen had a decent campaign at the Nou Camp after he managed to produce a handful of solid performances as Barca’s primary goalkeeper. He managed to help Xavi’s side earn a strong second-place finish in La Liga. The 30-year-old appeared in 47 matches for the Catalan club, conceding 57 goals and earning 15 clean sheets last season across all fronts.
The Monchengladbach-born talent did well to average 0.6 clearances and 6.3 long balls per 90 minutes in La Liga. He was even tidy when distributing the ball from the back, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 85.9% in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).
Should Barcelona Boss Xavi Cut Ter Stegen Loose This Summer?
Ter Stegen has got decent reflexes under his belt and can make a few world-class saves at the back to stop the opposition from finding the back of the net.
The German custodian is a good handler of the ball as well and can pass the ball accurately from the back. He has been a great servant to Barcelona over the past few hours.
However, the Catalan club is in dire need to reduce their wage bill. With ter Stegen currently on high wages, it makes sense for Barca to cash in on him and use the money generated from his sale to bring in a suitable replacement this summer.
With all things considered, Xavi might be forced to consider cutting ter Stegen loose if he fails to ship Frenkie de Jong out of the Nou Camp in this off-season. However, there is no denying that the German shot-stopper’s potential departure will be a big blow for Barcelona as he has got the right mindset to help the Catalans get back to challenging for major trophies over the next few years.