According to Don Balon , Manchester City could agree a deal with Barcelona for Jasper Cillessen, with manager Pep Guardiola planning a ‘ last-minute signing ’ before the summer transfer window closes. With Claudio Bravo having suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon on Monday, Cillessen could be a shrewd replacement as a backup to Ederson.
The Dutch international, who has made 40 appearances for his country, has struggled for playing time at Barca. Cillessen has played second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen between the sticks and could be open to a move away from the Nou Camp if he’s promised more opportunities.
Signed from Ajax in 2016, the 29-year-old has made just 21 appearances for the Catalan giants, spending the majority of his time on the bench. Don Balon say the goalkeeper has a £60m release clause but City can’t make a permanent signing as the window has closed. They can sign him on loan if they move quickly before August comes to an end.