Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic are gone after the defeat 2-8 against Bayern Munich. Lionel Messi almost left too. Now Ronald Koeman needs to know that he can count with as many key players as possible and he can now be sure about the goalkeeper position at least for a while.
Marc-André ter Stegen has agreed to sign a new contract with FC Barcelona because the last one would have end of 2022. Now he has become one of the best paid players on the squad, which is logical due to the important he is for the team. The GK position is safe and now the team is looking to renew the contracts of two other players.
We are talking about Frenkie De Jong and Clement Lenglet. But none of those are as important as Ter Stegen. The German has 236 appearances with the club and 100 clean sheets, also he has won a total of 13 trophies. He will become eventually the main goalkeeper in Germany while he is at FC Barcelona.
The team has a Champions League group that can be considered a little easy, they only have to face Juventus and in the worst scenario they will qualify with the second spot. The problem with that is getting a stronger rival on the round of 16. No matter what, Ter Stegen will be a key player in the Champions League that is about to start.