FC Barcelona has to deal with an injury to Marc-Andre ter Stegen. After reflection, the club decided that the best successor to the German would be Iñaki Peña, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Barcelona did not provide good news regarding Marc-Andre ter Stegen. One of the key figures in the Spanish champions team will have to undergo surgery due to increasing back pain.
Conservative treatment did not work, so it remained a last resort. After the operation, the 31-year-old faces a long rehabilitation period. Spanish media reported that at best he would return to playing in February.
In this case, the Pride of Catalonia authorities had to think about who would replace the injured star. The topic of transportation and the search for a quality option in the market has been brought up.
Fabrizio Romano confirms that the decision has already been made. No new goalkeeper will join Xavi’s squad in January.
Iñaki Peña will take charge of Ter Stegen.
The 24-year-old extended his contract in May and decided to stay at his beloved club. He has appeared on the pitch three times in recent weeks. In the successful match against Atletico Madrid, he made several great saves, for which he received high marks.
The club fully believes in the talent of the Alicante player. No one doubts that this is the best solution at the moment.
Peña has had his first real chance and now he must take it. He had been linked to transfers for a long time, but he wanted to build his position in the ranks of the Catalan giant.
The player, who acquired his first football skills at the El Cante and Villarreal academies, has so far played eight matches for FC Barcelona.
Officially: Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be absent for several weeks
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