Barcelona Keeper Linked With Surprise Move to Liverpool

April 17, 2018

LIVERPOOL are battling two European giants to sign Barcelona second choice goalkeeper  Jasper Cillessen, according to the reports from Britains.

The Dutchman has failed to secure regular first-team football at Nou Camp following the tough competition from Marc Andre Ter Stegen.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper is still classed as the Netherlands’ first-choice stopper.

But Cillessen has had to settle for Copa del Rey appearances only in the last two campaigns.

And it appears the Dutch keeper is attracting interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Napoli, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid are all in the hunt for 28-year-old keeper, who has been contracted with the Catalan club until 2021.

The former Ajax keeper has a release clause of €60m (£51.9m) that has temped hosts of European clubs.

But Mundo Deportivo claim that Cillessen is happy with his life at Nou Camp despite being second choce goalkeeper.

The Merseyside Reds have been on the lookout for a new stopper in the recent years and Cillessen seems to be an ideal replacement for Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.