For Barcelona, the forthcoming summer transfer window will be crucial. After a trophy-less season, the Blaugrana will need to bolster their roster in order to challenge Real Madrid for the title and make an impact in Europe.
However, given the club’s current financial predicament, Barça will need to make some significant sales this summer in order to create funds to reinvest in the squad.
It has been suggested that if an exceptional offer for Frenkie de Jong arrives in the summer, the Catalan giants may consider selling him for financial reasons.
According to SPORT, a similar situation might arise with goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, with Barcelona not ruling out the prospect of moving the German goalie in the summer if a major offer comes in.
Despite the fact that manager Xavi Hernandez feels the former Borussia Monchengladbach player is one of the best in the world and has a future at Camp Nou, this report has surfaced.
However, according to SPORT, ter Stegen is one of the most highly-valued Barcelona players on the market and could earn a significant price if sold.
Barça are also said to be unhappy with his performances this season and to be concerned about several of his appearances in which he conceded goals that may have been prevented.
With Inaki Pena poised to return from loan, the club will most likely integrate him into the first-team system.
While he would ideally be considered as a replacement for second-choice goalkeeper Neto, who is expected to leave in the summer, if ter Stegen also departs, the La Masia ace could be promoted to the No. 1 spot, or the club might attempt to hire someone from outside the club.
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