Bayern Try To Sign Ter Stegen In Summer As Barca’s Renewal Talks Stall (Sport)

Before the coronavirus
ground European football to a halt, Bayern Munich were negotiating new
contracts for three key players in David Alaba, Thomas Muller and Manuel
Neuer, but the circumstances have radically changed.

Bayern Try To Sign Ter Stegen In Summer As Barca’s Renewal Talks Stall (Sport) 1

While
Barcelona are trying to extend Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s contract, which
ends in 2022, Bayern could have changed their strategy: in place of
Neuer, the Bavarian club could try and sign the La Liga club’s
goalkeeper.

Both Alaba and Muller are asking for long-term
deals to commit their futures to Bayern and the club don’t seem ready to
dish them out. As for Neuer, he is a 33-year-old player with a history
of injuries.

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Ter Stegen, six years younger than Neuer, would
fit the profile Bayern are looking for, to the point that they have
been in touch to sound out his situation.

The tense
relationship between Neuer and Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern’s honorary
president, could further complicate his renewal and push Bayern towards
Ter Stegen.

SPORT revealed earlier on Monday that talks over Ter Stegen’s new contract at Barça have slowed down for now.