Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, 3 other Barcelona stars sign new long term deals

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, 3 other Barcelona stars sign new long term deals

- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen tops the list of Barcelona stars who have signed new deals

- Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, and Frenkie de Jong are the remaining players to do the same

- However, Lionel Messi is yet to decide whether he will remain at the Camp Nou or not

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Barcelona can confirm that four of their key players namely Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, and Frenkie de Jong have all committed their futures to the club.

This development came on the back of their opening Champions League triumph over Hungarian club side Ferencvaros.

A goal each from Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele handed the Spanish club the massive victory.

Pique's new deal will expire in the summer of 2024, taking his reign at the Nou Camp to 16 years since he rejoined them from Manchester United in 2008.

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The Spaniard who just signed a new deal with the Blaugrana has a staggering £457m release clause.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, 3 other Barcelona stars sign new long term deals
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and his teammates training ahead of their Champions League opener at the Nou Camp. Photo by Alex Caparros.
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But he only lasted for 68 minutes after being handed a matching order in their opening Group G encounter on Tuesday, October 20.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen signs a new five-year deal - extending his reign with the La Liga club until June 2025. The German goalkeeper has been super impressive for the club since he joined them.

The duo of Clement Lenglet and Frenkie de Jong extended their stay at Camp Nou until the summer of 2026.

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Although they are nowhere near reaching a deal with captain Lionel Messi whose deal runs out next June.

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It is unsure if the Argentine will be willing to remain at the club after his plots to dump them earlier this year. Barcelona said on their official website:

"These agreements have been reached following weeks of negotiations and include a temporary salary adjustment due to the current circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 induced crisis."

Meanwhile, a number of top stars left the club in a bid to cut down on their wage bill due to the economic crisis caused by the deadly coronavirus.

Luis Suarez left for Atletico Madrid, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Nelson Semedo were also shown the exit doors before the window closed.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman remains uncertain about Lionel Messi's future at the Nou Camp.

The 33-year-old was close to leaving the Catalans earlier in the summer with Manchester City and a few other clubs ready to welcome him.

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Though, the Argentine has pushed that experience behind and focus on helping them compete for titles this campaign.

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