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Barcelona present new keeper Ter Stegen


Barcelona present new keeper Ter Stegen


German goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen was presented as Barcelona’s new goalkeeper on Thursday.

The 22 year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Catalans worth 12 million euros and includes a buyout clause at 80 million euros.

Although Ter Stegen has not been included in Germany’s World Cup squad he will be Barca’s number one keeper.

He’ll replace long-serving Victor Valdes, who announced last season he would leave the club when his contract expired this summer.

Ter Stegen joins Barca from Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach where he made his senior debut aged 18.

The deal was only made possible after Barca appealed a 14-month transfer ban imposed by FIFA for breaching rules on signing international players under the age of 18.

Earlier this week the club appointed former player Luis Enrique as their new first-team coach on a two-year deal on the same day they offered their four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi a new contract that makes him the highest paid player in world football.

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