Benfica considering a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

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

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Benfica are considering a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

The 30-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.

Jasper Cillessen
Jasper Cillessen

Since his arrival from Ajax, Cillessen has conceded 21 goals and provided 14 clean sheets in 30 games for Barcelona.

As a member of Netherlands national football team, Cillessen won 48 caps.

Jasper Cillessen is out of the picture at Barcelona, which has opened the door for a potential exit.


The report claims that Benfica have extensively scouted Jasper Cillessen and are considering a move for the goalkeeper.

According to Football Espana, “Benfica are considering a summer move for Barcelona goal keeper Jasper Cillessen this summer. A report in Marca this morning states that a source close to the Primeira Liga side believes they will go for the Dutch international as soon as the season ends. Cillessen has been second choice to Marc Ter Stegen at the Camp Nou this season, making just seven appearances under Ernesto Valverde, all of them coming in either the Champions League or the Copa del Rey. After previously stating that he wanted to remain with the club for another season, the former Ajax man has since claimed that he wants to move on this summer and play first team football.”


Barcelona are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the goalkeeper, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

Benfica fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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