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 Dutch international has played second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the last two years, and wants to reestablish himself as a number one.
Having arrived from Ajax in 2016, the 29-year-old has been limited to cup appearances, with his German teammate taking the lions share of minutes between the pair. With 40 Netherlands caps to his name, it's clear that Cillessen has talent that is not being utilised in Catalonia.
☎️ Jasper Cillesen quiere SALIR sí o sí este verano del Barça. Quiere protagonismo, quiere minutos, quiere sentirse importante. Lo ha contado a sus allegados. Claúsula de 40M. Contado en @EsportsRAC1 #mercato ☎️— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) June 11, 2018
According to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Cillessen has had enough of being in ter Stegen's shadow, and wants to leave Barca.
This will come as good news to both Liverpool and Arsenal, who have been linked with Cillessen this summer in their respective hunts for a new keeper.
What's better is that the goalkeeper's release clause with Las Blaugrana, contrary to popular belief, is only set at