Barcelona and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen are continuing discussions on the extension of the deal.
The German is ready to sign an agreement until 2025, but the parties have not yet agreed on the issue of pay. Initially, the 28-year-old player requested EUR 24 million per year, but reduced the requirements to EUR 18 million, reports Goal.
The opinion of the Blaugrana leadership on the contract issue was divided: some of them believe that the extension of the deal with the goalkeeper is a priority, while others believe that the club can not bear such costs under the current conditions.
Ter Stegen is optimistic that Barcelona will consider his demands. In this case, Lionel Messi will become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world and the second-highest-paid player in the team after Lionel Messi. The current contract of Ter Stegen expires in 2022.