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Marc-Andre ter Stegen needs Frenkie de Jong to remain at Barcelona

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has insisted that whereas he would love Frenkie de Jong to remain on the membership, the matter isn’t his to debate.

90min understands Manchester United have agreed an €85m price with Barça for the Dutchman, who’s dragging his heel concerning a sum of roughly €20m in deferred wages. Nonetheless, the Pink Devils are contemplating methods to assist cowl that quantity with Chelsea additionally focused on a deal.

Barcelona membership president Joan Laporta has mentioned that he needs De Jong to remain on the membership and will not even must take a wage reduce to take action, opposite to studies in Spain and England. Head coach Xavi has since admitted this might not be the truth, although.

Ter Stegen was requested about De Jong’s future after Barça’s 2-0 pre-season win at New York Pink Bulls, and he wasn’t too impressed with the query.

“What reply would you like? This can be a matter of the membership and the participant. Clearly, we all the time need one of the best gamers within the group. And he’s simply that, a footballer with loads of high quality and we would like him to remain, however I do not become involved. [The matter] belongs to the membership,” he advised Marca.

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Having made a variety of big-money signings this summer time – together with Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde – Ter Stegen is completely happy that Barcelona are constructing a aggressive squad once more.

“It is true that we now have a reasonably aggressive group within the locker room. Individuals are preventing for his or her place each day. That makes everybody higher,” he mentioned.

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