The 29-year-old, who often plays second fiddle to Manuel Neuer in Joachim Low’s Mannschaft setup, played the full 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo, which ended Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes.
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Messi briefly dragged Barca to within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid, who went on to beat Osasuna 2-1, but Santi’s brace created an insurmountable gap for Ronald Koeman’s men with just one league match remaining.
A chaotic start saw both sides create early opportunities to score with Villarreal breaking the deadlock when Chukwueze burst in behind, rounded Marc-Andre ter Stegen and finished into the net from a tight angle.
The Germany international, who joined the club in 2014, has had a €500 million (£445 million) release clause inserted into his deal.
The Germany international played 46 times for FC Barcelona in the outgoing season.
The confrontation will be played out in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final.
Bayern Munich’s Neuer, who has 90 caps, has been the undisputed number one since 2010, but Ter Stegen’s form with Barcelona in recent seasons has made him a strong challenger ahead of Euro 2020.
Neto will sign a four-year deal with Barcelona that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022-23 season.
They only avoided defeat thanks to some outstanding saves by Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Barcelona have qualified for the last-16 stage of the Champions League as Group B winners courtesy of a 2-1 success away to PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen are not in the Germany squad to face Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League later this month.
Sevilla made the breakthrough in the ninth minute of the match, although it would have been disallowed but for the invention of VAR, which showed that the linesman was wrong to flag Sarabia offside
Barcelona goalkeeper Marca-Andre Ter-Stegen has admitted he would like to be one of the club’s four captains next season.
The champions under performed again after Tuesday’s 4-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at Paris St-Germain and had goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for a string of great saves