Jasper Cillessen open to Premier League but prefers Barcelona stay
Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen says he is happy to stay on if he is wanted at the Camp Nou, but suggested he could otherwise be open to a move to Arsenal or Liverpool.
Cillessen, 29, has been linked with a summer transfer to the Premier League after making nine of his 11 appearances last season in Barcelona’s successful Copa del Rey campaign.
And though he acknowledged the speculation surrounding his future, Cillessen told Fox Sports Netherlands that he won’t be asking to leave.
“I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey,” Cillessen said. “I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won’t sell me.
“Arsenal and Liverpool aren’t bad clubs but if Barcelona say, ‘We love you,’ then I’ll accept their decision and continue there.
“I’ll wait until we return on July 16 to see what they’ve decided. I don’t know anything. If the club wants to keep me, I’ll accept that. I signed a five-year deal with them.”