Barcelona reportedly are under so much pressure to sell the second-best player of their current squad after a recommendation from Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona captain wants the club to let go of their goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who has been their second-best player over the last couple of seasons and hence has seen his transfer fee reach $109 million.
Barcelona have begun to fall apart with several internal problems going on in the club.
A news report from Diario GOL has claimed that Messi has urged Barcelona, in what could be a risky move, to sell Ter Stegen in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The German goalkeeper, who has two years remaining in his current contract, has not yet renewed it as he has been demanding a pay of $17m-a-year, a value that would put him second on the list of highest-paid players in the club, only behind Messi.
Since the Catalans have been constantly postponing Ter Stegen’s financial demands, the goalkeeper is reportedly unhappy at Nou Camp.
Moreover, according to reports, Ter Stegen has had a fallout with his captain too, which is why Messi has lost his patience and wants Barcelona to let the former go.
It is understood that big clubs such as Chelsea and Bayern Munich have shown interest in signing the goalie for his estimated transfer fee of $109m.
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