Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the world’s “most complete” goalkeeper, according to his former Barcelona understudy.
With Camp Nou opportunities at a premium, Jordi Masip left Barcelona in 2017 to find first-team football at Real Valladolid.
Masip has gone on to be a fixture in the Valladolid side while keeping tabs on Ter Stegen’s continuing development at Barcelona, with the German firmly established as number one.
This week, Masip reflected on whom he considers the world’s best glovesmen, and the first to spring to mind was the man who kept him sidelined at Barcelona.
Masip told SPORT: “Well, I’m clearly leaning towards Ter Stegen. For me, he is clearly the best because he encompasses all facets of the game.
“He’s the most complete for my taste. He’s the most complete with the feet and with his game in all areas.
“His performance has been reflected in Barca. He was very young when he arrived and has been progressing. For me, he’s the best right now.”