Barcelona signsgoalkeeper Marc Andreter Stegen to 5-yeardeal

Barcelona signsgoalkeeper Marc Andreter Stegen to 5-yeardeal

New Barcelona goalkeeper Marc
Andre ter Stegen poses in his new
uniform after signing a five-year
deal with the Spanish power.
David Ramos/Getty Images
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - New
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter
Stegen says he couldn't refuse
joining the club since ''offers like
this don't come every day.''
Ter Stegen joined Barcelona on a 12
million euros ($16.3 million) transfer
from Borussia Monchengladbach,
agreeing to a five-year deal that ties
him to the club until 2019. His buy-
out clause was set at 80 million
The Germany `keeper replaces Victor
Valdes, who helped backstop
Barcelona's most successful period
in club history.
Ter Stegen says, ''(Valdes) has
achieved so many titles and has
always been there when he was
needed. But I am myself and I will
focus on my duties. I have already
enough work with that.''
Barcelona is looking to rebound from
its worst season since 2008.

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