FC Barcelona News: 23 May 2014; Marc-André ter Stegen Signs Five Year Contract, New Shirt Goes on Sale

David Ramos

Marc-André ter Stegen signs 5-year contract | FC Barcelona
It’s official! This Thursday lunchtime, Marc-André ter Stegen put pen to paper to sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons. The now former Borussia Mönchengladbach keeper, born April 30, 1992, arrived just after noon at El Prat Airport, from where he was transferred directly to the Camp Nou.

Ter Stegen relishing the personal challenge | FC Barcelona
Marc-André ter Stegen is officially an FC Barcelona goalkeeper. After impressing so much for Borussia in his home city of Mönchengladbach, he has joined the Liga giants. Today he appeared in his first press conference and started with an apology. "I don’t speak very good Spanish yet, let alone Catalan" he said. But judging by the surprisingly confident way that he delivered those words in Spanish, it won’t be long before he does.

Ter Stegen arrives in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Marc-André Ter Stegen is here! The German keeper has arrived in Barcelona for a day he is surely never going to forget. Joined by family and friends, his flight landed at El Prat Airport at 12.15, from where he was transferred directly to the Camp Nou to sign his contract as an FC Barcelona player, to appear on the pitch and to be presented as the first new signing for the 2014/15 season.

10 things to know about Marc-André ter Stegen | FC Barcelona
At Mönchengladbach he has played alongside several players that have gone on to become big names at other clubs, including Brazil’s Dante (Bayern) and Germany’s Reus (Dortmund). He also played with Álvaro Domínguez and Juan Arango, formerly of Atlético Madrid and Mallorca, respectively.

New shirt on sale in Spain | FC Barcelona
It’s time to start thinking about the new season, and the brand new 2014-15 kit, went on sale this Thursday morning at the FCBotiga, the official club store, the day after the new 'crafted to win' design was released for sale online from Nike.com.

Luis Enrique: "We have to get positive results from the start" | FC Barcelona
I think they were very helpful because in the players know that I’ve been in their position. It also helps me personally, because I know the culture here, even though it’s changed considerably over the years. I don’t know the new Masia, the installations at the Ciutat Esportiva are fantastic, the Camp Nou is still spectacular, etc. My past experience here is helpful.

Inside view of Luis Enrique’s presentation | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique’s first day as FC Barcelona’s manager was very, very intense. The Asturian returned to the Club’s offices to sign his two-year contract and be officially presented as the team’s coach. The manager was accompanied by his coaching staff and by members of the Board of Directors, who also guided the new cadre of managers to the first team’s dressing room in the Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique's Barça B: Why the team was so successful | FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique sat on the Barça B bench for three years. With the Asturian at the helm, the team won promotion to Segunda A and secured the best ever point-haul in team history. At the end of the 2010/11 season, Luis Enrique closed out his stint with the reserve team. Barça TV aired a report on the new FC Barcelona manager which can be viewed above.

15 years since Van Gaal's second Liga | FC Barcelona
It’s 15 years today since FC Barcelona won the 1998-99 league championship at Mendizorrotza, home of Basque outfit Alavés. On May 22, 1999, Barça won 4-1 in Vitoria thanks to goals from Cocu, Kluivert, Figo and the man who has just taken over as first team manager, Luis Enrique. That was enough to clinch the second league title of the Louis Van Gaal era with three games yet to play

Ronaldo trains, Pepe sits out | Eurosport
Los Blancos face Atletico Madrid in the European Cup clash on Saturday at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz. Ronaldo trained for 25 minutes with the rest of the group, and 20 minutes on his own with the physios. Karim Benzema meanwhile, was on his own with the doctors, with the medical staff keeping a eye on his troublesome groin.

Costa & Turan back in training | Football Espana
Diego Costa and Arda Turan both trained with the rest of the Atletico Madrid group, and could be fit for tomorrow’s Champions League final. The League winners face Real Madrid in the European Cup clash in Lisbon on Saturday, with both forwards as injury doubts. But in their last training session before they left for the Portuguese capital, the pair have played a part along with the rest of the squad.

Atletico Madrid linked with bid for 'new Sergio Aguero' Angel Correa - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid are close to sealing a deal for Argentine starlet Angel Correa, according to directors at player's current club San Lorenzo. Colchoneros boss Diego Simeone has been tracking the young forward for months, and will be hoping to get in ahead of other richer clubs who might be interested in taking a player linked recently with Barcelona, Manchester City and Arsenal.

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