The French giants are keen to replace the departing Gigi Buffon with Cillessen with the Dutchman also keen on leaving Barcelona this summer
For several weeks, Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for Netherlands international, Jasper Cillessen. The 30 year old has found game time hard to come by at Barcelona. PSG meanwhile, are not going to retain the legendary Italian shot-stopper.
The Parisians are looking for a younger back up and see Cillessen as a great option according to Mundo Deportivo. The Dutchman has already told the Catalonian giants that he wants to leave this summer.
With a contract that expires in 2021, Barcelona understand the position Cillessen is. But the issue is that the club cannot allow the keeper to leave until they find a capable replacement. At the same time, Cillessen’s departure will also raise funds for Barcelona’s summer activity.
Recently, the Spaniards have been linked with Koen Casteels who is currently under contract with German outfit VfL Wolfsburg. The Belgian is likely to cost around € 18 million while the residents of Camp Nou are looking for at least around €30 million for Cillessen.
The Dutchman is already under pressure following Netherlands’ defeat to Portugal in the Nations League final. Cillessen was blamed for his role in Goncalo Guedes goal and the Dutchman is growing frustrated at how the media has been like since then.
“I saw the ball very late because Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind were standing there. And Guedes’ shot was pretty hard,” Cillessen was quoted by Goal.
“In the Netherlands, we go very easy on that. I already received some messages: the Dutch media write a lot about it and I’m a little tired of that.”
“I saw the ball late and he hit it pretty hard. That’s the only thing I’ve seen right now,” he added.
“Anyway, we always criticize someone very easily in the Netherlands.”
“I will be careful what I say: I’m a little tired of that as well,” he said