Jun 2, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; German goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen (22) makes a save during the second half against the United States at RFK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

ter Stegen to move on to 'bigger and better things'

Borussia Mochengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has turned down a new contract offer from the club, according to Die Welt, claiming it was time to move on to a bigger club.

“I’m happy because Monchengladbach have taken my decision to leave very well. I received a top offer to renew, but I chose to go down a different path. Did I see that I couldn’t accomplish anything greater?

No, that wasn’t it. I wanted a change, this was the determining factor. It’s silly that people say I’ve already signed for a club. But there’s always someone willing to say that and that’s how rumours are born. When there’s something to announce, we’ll do so. At the moment, I’m not going to say anything about the club (Barcelona), nor any other questions.”

The 21-year old has repeatedly been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer to replace Victor Valdes, who is leaving the Catalan club at the end of this season.

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