Marc-André Ter Stegen has to make a decision in the next few hours if you need to undergo surgery to relieve your back problems. Should he undergo surgery, he would be out between two and three months. A period that Barça wants to cover with Iñaki Peña and the goals of the reserve team, but also pay attention to the market in case things get complicated.
With this in mind, the goalkeeper transfer market is in full swing. Injury to Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope has given footballers a number of options that could strengthen the Magpies. Some names that could also fit FC Barcelona’s interests In case the scenario with Ter Stegen becomes more complicated than necessary, something that is not expected at the moment.
The most famous goalkeeper who doesn’t have a team is David de Gea. Manchester United did not extend his contract and he is on a free transfer. Therefore, He is a footballer who could be taken over immediately if unemployed.
De Gea, 33, is one of Newcastle’s priorities, but the operation is still pending. The experience from his 12 seasons at Manchester United speaks for himwas voted the team’s best player several times and the handicap that your salary is high. However, since he is left without any equipment, Your financial expectations could be lowered especially if she gets a serious admirer.
Another well-known football player whose Aaron Ramsdale’s future is up in the air. The England international lost the Arsenal title after signing David Raya and wants to continue playing regularly at 25.
Ramsdale is a fixture in the England teamAlthough the starter is Jordan Pickford, he fears missing the 2024 European Championships if he continues without minutes. He played the first four games of the Premier Leagueuntil the signing of Raya, two from the Carabao Cup and the Community Shield.
Mikel Arteta, his coach, doesn’t want him to leaveBut a move in the form of a loan until the end of the season cannot be ruled out if the player firmly sticks to his idea of leaving. Newcastle wants it too.
Kasper Schmeichel, 37, found himself a free agent at the end of the summer market and not continue in Nice. The Danish goalkeeper chose the Anderlecht option, where he signed and paid for one season a ridiculous salary for a player of his caliber of 240,000 euros per year.
The Belgian club would hardly be able to keep Schmeichel if an important offer were made.. The goalkeeper, winner of the historic Premier League with Leicester, still has a few challenges ahead of him and is not giving up. He is still the undisputed starter of the Danish national team.with whom he will play at the 2024 European Championships, and is just three games away from his 100th birthday.
Outside of Europe
The offer may also be extended to goalkeepers who play outside the continent but would welcome a hypothetical return. This could be the case with Bono, the former Sevilla goalkeeper who moved to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia. The operation was very financially beneficial for him and Sevilla, earning around €20 million, although it resulted in him giving up competitive football.
Bono could reconsider his position if a European star comes knocking on his door with the opportunity to compete for him again the big titles, like the Champions League or powerful leagues.
Roman Burki, 33, is another European goalkeeper who is playing his final games in the North American MLS. He is St. Louis’ franchise player but could also be open to a return to Europe.
The Swiss international has experience in the Bundesliga, with Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund, and could cut short his stay in the US if an unexpected option from the Old Continent presents itself.