Ter Stegen will not be leaving Monchengladbach says sporting director.
Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has quashed the rumours that star goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be leaving the club for Liverpool or Barcelona.
Great interest has been shown in the 21-year-old after becoming the first choice ‘keeper at the German side for the past two seasons, despite his relatively young age.
Both the Reds and Barca are looking for long-term replacements for Jose Reina and Victor Valdes respectively and ter Stegen was looking like a positive option.
Yet Eberl has been quick to deny the rumours, with Gladbach aiming to hold onto the Germany international.
“Ter Stegen has told various media that will stay in Monchengladbach so we do not need to add any more,” the director was quoted on sportsdirectnews.com.
The young German has played every single one of Gladbach’s Bundesliga matches since the start of the 2011/12 season and was a key component in last year’s Europa League adventure.
Ter Stegen’s club performances also earned him a call-up to the national squad and although the youngster is unlikely to knock Manuel Neuer off the top spot just yet, the ‘keeper has made three appearances for Germany to date.
The shot-stopper rose through the youth system at Gladbach and is one of the club’s most prized possessions due to his mixture of first team experience and youth.
Whilst Eberl is insistent ter Stegen is not for sale a move to the Premier League or La Liga would almost certainly be tempting for the German, although according to football website transfermarkt.com it would cost around £8.8m to land the ‘keeper.