Barcelona have already confirmed that Marc-Andre ter Stegen is a candidate to fill the void left by Victor Valdes, who has yet to renegade on his plan to walk away from Barcelona in the pursuit of a new experience.
"We have been looking for a goalkeeper since Valdes announced he wanted to leave," Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu said, from RAC1 via Sky Sports. "Ter Stegen and Reina are within our range of options."
Ranked the third-best and fourth-best Bundesliga keeper according to Kicker and Bild respectively, Ter Stegen is a highly rated goalkeeper.
While he was thankful for the woodwork bailing him out twice, Ter Stegen made eight saves during the 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, reinforcing the view of him being a world-class keeper.
Former German international Jens Lehmann believes Ter Stegen would succeed at Barca.
"Ter Stegen would be a great goalie for Barça," Lehmann said, via Juan Castro at Marca. "He'd adapt well to the Spanish league, he plays well with both feet and Barça's style of play would suit him down to the ground."
Three-time European Cup-winning goalkeeper Sepp Maier said Ter Stegen is "virtually on par with Manuel Neuer", from Bild via Clark Whitney at Goal.com.
Do you know what Lionel Messi and Thomas Muller have in common? Both have had their penalties saved by Ter Stegen.
Before you think Ter Stegen is just the flavour of the month, remember that he was ranked the No. 1 goalkeeper in Europe's elite leagues last March, according to Bleacher Report.
So the hype surrounding Ter Stegen is warranted.