- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is set for new contract talks with Barcelona
- The German goalkeeper's current deal expires in the summer of 2022
- The 28-year-old wants to become the highest-paid goalie in the world
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen wants to become Barcelona's second-highest player behind club captain Lionel Messi.
The Germany international is on the verge of agreeing on a new deal with the club as his earner £22million yearly salary is expected to be increased.
The 28-year-old is willing to commit his long term future to the club but his wages seem to be the stumbling block in his current discussions with the club.
According to Goal, Ter Stegen agreed to reduce his current earnings from £22m to £16m annually due to the economic crisis but wants to be the most paid goalkeeper in the world.
And this will put him behind the current highest-paid footballer at the Camp Nou and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi.
But La Blaugrana have already reduced their budget and staff costs due to lack of sales of tickets from fans.
Goal also claim that Ter Stegen's contract renewal has brought division between members of staff due to the harsh economic conditions.
The Greman shot-stopper is g currently focusing on recovering from a knee surgery but believes the demands in his new deal will be met.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola won two Champions League titles because of Lionel Messi's brilliance, according to former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath.
The Spanish boss won a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League trophies in 2008-09, in his first season in charge.
Guardiola won 14 major trophies before joining Bayern has been unable to win the Champions League ever since.
Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi for the first in almost in a year featured for Argentina in their 1-0 over Ecuador in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier has expressed the importance of victory.
The Barcelona forward scored the only goal of the match via a penalty as the blue and white stripe produced a lacklustre performance.
But the Albicelste continued their eight-match unbeaten streak since their loss to Brazil in the Copa America finals in 2019.
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