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Ter Stegen could not stop dreaming of Barcelona

23 May 2014, 15:55

Barcelona - 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 euros.

The Germany keeper replaces Victor Valdes, who helped back-up Barcelona's most successful period in club history.

Ter Stegen said, "(Valdes) has achieved so many things and won a number of titles and has always been there when he was needed. But I am myself and I will focus on my duties. I have already had enough work with that."

Barcelona are looking to rebound from their worst season since 2008.

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