Media: ter stegen facing surgery and contract extension at barca

Media: ter stegen facing surgery and contract extension at barca

The 28-year-old is not only facing a difficult challenge in the champions league with FC barcelona, but also an important contract extension – and possibly also an operation. Ter stegen still has complaints about the patellar tendon in his right knee despite several treatments and is therefore considering having surgery, the trade newspaper "AS" and other spanish media reported on saturday.

However, the final decision on the operation has not yet been made, wrote "AS", because after the operation, according to doctors’ estimates, a compulsory break of three to four months would be necessary, which seems too long for the keeper. Before the possible intervention, the keeper wants to win the royal class with barca for the first time since 2015 in any case. To qualify for the mini-tournament in lisbon, the catalans will have to play on 8. August in the eighth-final second leg at home against SSC neapel (first leg 1:1) prevail.

At the same time, talks to extend the former monchengladbach player’s contract, which runs until june 2022, for another three years are reportedly continuing. The negotiations have progressed very well recently, wrote the catalan sports newspaper "mundo deportivo" on saturday. The club hopes to sign the new contract by the beginning of next season at the latest.