Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has hinted at a possible exit from Barcelona, should he not be given the first team football he so desires.
The German shotstopper is used predominantly in the Copa del Rey and Champions League, with Navas used in the La Liga.
The 23-year-old is not satisfied with that and has now given a strong indication that he could consider leaving Camp Nou should the current rotation policy continue.
“I want to take the next step and to play more. So the situation is clear: if nothing changes, we have to talk,” he told TZ.
“In football, sometimes things go very quickly.
“At the end of the season I’ll have played about 25 games. This is not a little, but when I return from the national team, I’ll probably be back on the bench in La Liga, for the Clasico against Real Madrid [on April 2].
“In the long run, these 25 games per season are not enough for me.
“The decision is made by the coach. I hope that the quality I’ve shown recently is rewarded.”
Ter Stegen, currently on international duty with Germany, joined Barca from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.