Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has told Mundo Deportivo goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will not be moving to a Premier League club this summer, following stories linking him with Manchester City.
After four seasons with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, Ter Stegen joined the Camp Nou club for a fee of €12 million in the summer of 2014.
However, since then, the Germany international has made just four Liga appearances, resulting in reports in The Telegraph rumouring him with a move to the Etihad Stadium in the upcoming close season.
Chile's Claudio Bravo remains manager Luis Enrique’s No.1 between the sticks but having started every game in Barca’s triumphant Champions League campaign in 2014-15, Ter Stegen has already proven his immense talent.
The 23-year-old is widely thought to be Manuel Neuer's heir as Germany’s first-choice stopper but has seen his career put on hold due to a lack of competitive match action following his move to Spain.
Despite stories suggesting he is set to take over from Joe Hart at City, team-mate Pique has refuted the claims and insists there is no better club to ply your trade.
“Since you’re asking me, Ter Stegen isn’t going. No one wants to leave Barcelona,” the former Manchester United centre-back told Mundo Deportivo.
“We are Barca, and to be at this club is the greatest happiness a player could have. This club, this city, this fanbase, we have it all. I’m convinced everyone will stay.”