Barcelona Star Wants To Leave the Club

Rex Christensen
June 13, 2018

Barcelona stopper Jasper Cillessen has reportedly told his relatives that he wants to leave Camp Nou this summer, in exchange for a club that will give him consistent game time and make him feel important.

The Barcelona man moved to Spain from Ajax in 2016 but has made just 21 appearances for his new club, nearly all of those in the Copa Del Rey.

With Marc-Andre Ter Stegen firmly installed as Ernesto Valverde's preferred number one choice, opportunities have been hard to come by for the Netherlands worldwide.

Cillessen has three years left to run on his current contract with FC Barcelona but the Dutch shot stopper has played second fiddle to Germany worldwide Marc-andre ter Stegen.

And with Cillessen considering his options and a possible move to gain first-team football, both Chelsea and Liverpool may be able to offer him exactly that.

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However, TeamTalk are carrying a reporting from Don Balon that claims the La Liga giants have now chose to cash-in and informed the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea they can sign Cillessen if they put £44m on the table - which is a reduction on his £52m release clause.

According to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Cillessen has had enough of being in ter Stegen's shadow, and wants to leave Barca.

Both clubs are in the market for a goalkeeper, with Liverpool struggling to find a permanent candidate for the position and Chelsea set to part ways with Thibaut Courtois who still has not signed a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool's plight was heightened following Loris Karius' horror show in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

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