Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich reportedly view veteran Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen as a successor for Manuel Neuer.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions consider the veteran Barcelona goalkeeper as a successor to Manuel Neuer.
The Bayern Munich squad and backroom staff have seen heavy changes in the last few years. But one of the few to have remained constant through it all is Manuel Neuer. The long-serving shot-stopper has been the Bayern Munich captain since Philipp Lahm’s retirement. And he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Neuer has etched his name in the annals of the game with his stellar performances between the sticks over the years. But the veteran German goalkeeper is now 36 years old and does not have many years in his career. The 2022 FIFA World Cup might be his final outing for Die Mannschaft. And it is unclear how long he will last at Bayern Munich after that.
Bayern Munich had signed Alexander Nubel as a potential long-term successor for Neuer a few years ago. But the 26-year-old is now well-settled at AS Monaco and unlikely to return to the Allianz Arena. So the Bundesliga champions need to invest in a top-class goalkeeper, bringing Barcelona veteran Marc-Andre ter Stegen into the picture.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been a top-notch performer for Barcelona since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach over eight years ago. The 30-year-old has turned out nearly 350 times for the Blaugrana, keeping 140 clean sheets. And after a few years of underperformance, he has become a top performer for Barcelona again this season.
The German international has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world this season. And with ter Stegen still at the peak of his powers, he is an option worth considering for Bayern Munich. But it is unclear if Barcelona will be open to parting ways with a key figure next year.
Meanwhile, ter Stegen recently also emerged as a target for Tottenham. So with some of Europe’s most high-profile clubs keen on signing him, it will be interesting to see if Barcelona can keep hold of the veteran. Bayern Munich will surely put a lot of pressure on Barcelona for his services.