- Andre ter Stegen has made 200 appearances for Barcelona since he joined the Spanish club in 2014
- The 28-year-old has undergone a successful surgery and will be out for two months
- He had suffered the irritation on his patellar tendon last season but managed to hold on till now
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Andre ter Stegen has undergone a successful injury and will now be out of action for about two and a half months in a bid to recuperate and regain full fitness, The Sun reports.
The German goalkeeper who has made 200 appearances since joining the Catalan club from Borussia Monchengladbach had a preventative surgery after he complained of irritation on his right patellar tendon earlier last season.
It was gathered that the goalkeeper had suffered the problems earlier last season, but he managed to play on despite the discomfort, but has taken advantage of the short break to solve it once and for all.
The goalkeeper confirmed on Twitter: “I will undergo an intervention for my knee tendon. I will need some weeks to recover and to return to 100%. I’m calm and positive about the situation, I will come back soon. Once again, thanks for all the support I’ve been receiving. I appreciate it a lot!”
Meanwhile, Barcelona are reportedly planning to offload most of their players after their disappointing Champions League ouster over the weekend.
Donny van de Beek could become Barcelona's first summer signing if Ronald Koeman becomes new of manager and the Camp Nou.
Koeman is tipped to take over from sacked boss Quique Setien who was shown the door after Barcelona were sump out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.
And according to Le10 Sport, the Netherlands boss is already looking on how to inject fresh legs into the squad with Ajax's Van De Beek his number one target.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ronald Koeman has reportedly emerged the chosen one to replace manager Quique Setien as Barcelona are keen on new tactician following their embarrassing Champions League quarter-final to Bayern Munich.
Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Milano who works for, among others, Sky Sport, and specialises in football transfers has disclosed that Koeman, who is currently the manager of Holland national football team, will be appointed as new Barcelona manager.
“Ronald Koeman has been chosen as new Barcelona manager. He's going to leave Holland National team to join Barça - official statement on this week. Here we go,” he tweeted.
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