Eberl: Ter Stegen is not joining Real
Borussia Monchengladbach general manager Max Eberl has played down rumours linking keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with Real Madrid.
Earlier this month, Ter Stegen, 20, said he was flattered by rumours linking him with the Spanish giants, but added that he was not considering a move to the club.
After the recent injury to Iker Casillas, rumours about a Madrid move for the twice-capped Germany international grew stronger, but Eberl told the Rheinische Post: “That’s nonsense.
“He is a fantastic keeper for his age will always be at the centre of speculation. He is contracted until 2015, and we are on our way to building something good with him.”
Real’s signing of Sevilla stopper Diego Lopez means a transfer during the January window now seems unlikely, but speculation about a summer switch has not gone away.
Ter Stegen, who made his debut for Borussia in April 2011, is the third-youngest keeper in Bundesliga history to reach the 50-game mark.
“It is important for him to develop at Gladbach. For him, it is the perfect club,” former Germany and Scotland boss Berti Vogts told the Rheinische Post.
In recent weeks, Borussia have risen to seventh place in the Bundesliga, and will face Lazio in the Europa League next month.