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Newcastle United: Marc-Andre ter Stegen offer prepared

Newcastle United: Marc-Andre ter Stegen offer prepared -Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

Newcastle United have reportedly prepared a record offer for Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The Lowdown: Barcelona’s financial woes

While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal following their completed takeover at St. James’ Park, the opposite can be said about FC Barcelona.

Should Newcastle sign ter Stegen?

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The Catalan giants are currently in a deep financial crisis, having to let Lionel Messi jump ship to PSG in the summer transfer window, and may be forced to sell other star names in order to balance the books.

This is where the Magpies come in, as they have already been linked with a January move for Philippe Coutinho, and could now look to try and sign ter Stegen as well.

The Latest: Offer prepared

As per El Nacional, the North East club have prepared an offer of €55m (£47.1m) for ter Stegen should Barca be willing to sell, who would be their record signing after Joelinton cost them £40m back in 2019.

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The La Liga club would reportedly find that kind of offer ‘difficult to reject’, although it may be difficult to convince the Germany international to move to Tyneside himself.

It is also claimed that he has ‘no intention’ of going anywhere other than back to is native country, but the new owners would try and convince him otherwise should a deal be allowed to be pushed through.

The Verdict: Not a priority

The Toon already have Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman as current options in their squad, and so signing another goalkeeper should not be their priority at the moment, unless they can shift two of them on.

Ter Stegen is of course of a quality player, and is still considered to be ‘one of the best on the planet’, emphasised by being the ‘hero’ of Barca’s recent win away at Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League, as he was given the joint-second highest rating out of any player on the pitch by SofaScore after making three saves.

With NUFC’s newly-found ambition for silverware, ter Stegen has won many major trophies, including the Champions League (Transfermarkt), and so would bring an elite winning mentality.

If they can strengthen other areas of the squad first of all, then signing the 29-year-old is a no-brainer, but it certainly shouldn’t be first up on the agenda.

In other news, find out what activity from the new owners has left agents ‘astounded’ here!


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