Barcelona star praises Liverpool and Arsenal as he opens door to Premier League

Jasper Cillessen said he could be open to a move the Premier League, but only if Barcelona told him they do not want him to stay at the Nou Camp.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper admits he is aware of interest from Premier League clubs with Liverpool and Arsenal both believed to be keeping an eye of his situation at the LaLiga Champions.

Nine of Cillessen’s 11 appearances for Barcelona last season came in the Copa del Rey which Barcelona won by beating Sevilla 5-0, with a single game in the Champions League and LaLiga.

"I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey," Cillessen told Fox Sports.

"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 the 16th July 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."

Cillessen only conceded three goals in the 11 games he played for Barcelona.

The Dutchman has spent two seasons playing back up to Marc Andre ter Stegen at Barcelona, making just two league appearances during that time, with his only real action coming via the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona have said they don’t want to sell him – but he does have a release clause of €60million.

However Marca are now saying the Catalans are on the look out for a new second choice – and Liverpool and Arsenal could be welcome to Cillessen for half the release fee.

They was only bought him for €13million and last season he stated nine games in the Copa Del Ray keeping seven clean sheets and only letting in two goals.

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