Race hots up for Jasper Cillessen

Barcelona goalkeeper jasper Cillessen has emerged as a transfer target for the host of Europe’s top clubs.

Former Ajax custodian was forced to play second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen this season, with his playing time severely limited under Ernesto Valverde.

The 29-year-old only made 10 appearances for the Catalans, most of which came in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey winning campaign. Cillessen was in goal when Blaugrana thrashed Sevilla 5-0 in the final last Sunday but has been widely tipped to leave the club at the end of the season.

Having only made 20 appearances in total since his arrival from Ajax in 2016 the player himself had been expected that he would want to leave Camp Nou.

The list of clubs harbouring interest in Cillessen includes the likes of Liverpool, Napoli and Atletico Madrid but Mundo Deportivo claims both Barcelona and the player himself are not too keen on parting ways at the end of the season.

Dutch goalkeeper has reportedly been made ‘non-transferable’ but remains on a €60 million release clause and Barcelona will not be able to do much if a side would come to trigger the option.

 

 

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