Valencia have announced that the club has completed the signing of shot-stopper Jasper Cillessen on a three-year-contract from league rivals Barcelona.
Jasper Cillessen joined the La Liga champions from Ajax in 2016, but his clear intention to play first-team football led to his decision to leave the Blaugrana, which he would earn at his new club.
Valencia announced the signing on their official Twitter account, and although there is no guaranteed transfer in place, it is expected that Valencia’s Brazilian goalkeeper, Neto, will be moving to Barcelona to serve as Cillessen’s replacement at Camp Nou.
Twitter: Tenemos nuevo en Valencia…
Y se siente como en casa …de pies a cabeza
#amuntvalencia https://t.co/304y2rbzXX (@valenciacf)
Manchester United were also said to be interested in the signing of the Dutchman, but ongoing problems with their current number 1, David De Gea, have seemed to have been settled over the past couple of weeks.
Despite being a Barcelona player for 3-years, 30-year-old Cillessen has featured in just 5 La Liga games during his time in Spain, where he was often 2nd choice to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Jasper Cillessen will be expecting to be a regular starter at his new club Valencia, and the proposition of a first-team place and Champions League football was too good of an offer to give up on.
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