Euro Football Rumours

Arsenal will look to sign Jasper Cillessen

Arsenal are reportedly keeping a close eye on many goalkeepers across the Europe.

The reports in England suggested that Arsenal will look to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

The 29-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Netherlands international joined Barcelona from Ajax for a fee in the region of 13 million euros in August 2016. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.

Since his arrival from Ajax, Cillessen has conceded 14 goals and provided 12 clean sheets in 24 games for Barcelona.

As a member of Netherlands national football team, Cillessen won 46 caps.

Jasper Cillessen
Jasper Cillessen

The Arsenal manager is in the market for a new goalkeeper.

The report claims that Arsenal manager has extensively scouted Cillessen and is considering a move for the goalkeeper.

Unai Emery is a long term admirer of Jasper Cillessen and believes he can get the most out of the Netherlands international.

According to Teamtalk, “Unai Emery has grave concerns Arsenal can become future Premier League title contenders with Bernd Leno between the sticks. The German arrived in a £22.5m switch from Bayer Leverkusen over the summer as what was hoped would prove Petr Cech’s long-term replacement in Arsenal’s goals. But a number of shaky performances of late has seen questions raised over his long-term credentials – and now reports in the Spanish media claim the Arsenal boss and director of football Sven Mislintat are considering activating the €60m exit clause in Jasper Cillessen’s Barcelona deal. The Dutchman is known as one of the world’s finest keepers, but has found his game time limited at the Nou Camp, where he plays second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen. And if the reports in Don Balon are to be believed, Arsenal will consider moving for Cillessen in either January, or more likely, at the end of the season.”


Undoubtedly Cillessen would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

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