Cillessen happy at Barcelona and denies Crystal Palace links

Comments
Despite being linked with a move to Crystal Palace to reunite with Frank de Boer, the Dutch goalkeeper says he is happy at Camp Nou

Jasper Cillessen has denied he is poised to move to Crystal Palace, with the goalkeeper determined to stay at Barcelona for the new LaLiga season.

Cillessen has been linked with a switch to the Premier League club to reunite with his former coach at Ajax, Frank de Boer, who has taken over at Selhurst Park.

Get 19/20 on Barcelona to win La Liga

The 28-year-old started a single La Liga game last season as he played second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

But despite his lack of action, the Netherlands international says he is not looking to leave Barcelona.

"I have not spoken with Frank, I know him well but I've not talked to him," Cillessen said on Thursday. "I'm not going. I am very happy here."

Cillessen is the Netherlands number one and the goalkeeper is assured he does not need to leave Barca for regular football after having talks with international coach Dick Advocaat.

"I spoke a lot with the new Dutch manager and he said the quality has to show every day and that's what I did," Cillessen said.

'Clubs must break FFP for Neymar'

"I think I did, anyway. I played the two [Netherlands] games [in the international break] and that's what I do on the training ground and in the cup games here [with Barcelona].

"I want to play more, but that depends on the coach [Ernesto Valverde]. All players want to play more."

Next article:
I've never lost at City - Man Utd fan Rafael boasts after Lyon win
Next article:
Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or not Modric, says Casemiro
Next article:
'They are trying to destroy my brother' - Ronaldo's sister calls for 'justice' after red card
Next article:
FIFA 19 web app: How to get an early start on your Ultimate Team
Next article:
'He took his chance' - Lopetegui delighted with Mariano after Madrid cruise to Roma win
Close