Date: 7th November 2017 at 10:00am
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Arsenal are supposedly keen on signing Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen according to Goal.

The goalkeeper came through the academy of Borussia Mönchengladbach and went onto make over 100 appearances for his home town club. Ter Stegen was announced as the new goalkeeper of Spanish club Barcelona in May 2014 after the departures of long term club servants Víctor Valdés and José Manuel Pinto.

He signed a five-year contract that would keep him at the club until June 2019. The transfer fee was €12 million (£9.7 million), and the buy-out clause was set to €80 million (£63.6 million)

Arsenal thought they had the solution to their goalkeeping woes when they signed Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer of 2015. However, the 35-year-old has divided fans during his time in north London, with many considering him to be past his prime.

Ter Stegen would be a pricey but reliable replacement for Cech, The German has won La Liga twice, while he also helped Barca win the Champions League in 2015. David Ospina, also on the books at Arsenal, has come close to leaving the club on more than one occasion for the sake of regular first-team football.

However, even with Barcelona not likely to consider any bids for him, the lure of Premier League football has proved enough in past transfers and there’s nothing to suggest Ter Stegen wouldn’t want to play in England’s top flight.