Barcelona have officially unveiled new signing Jasper Cillessen to fans and media on Friday, and the Ajax keeper joins the Blaugrana on a five-year contract, replacing Claudio Bravo after the Chilean moved to Manchester City on Thursday.
Cillessen has been the number one keeper for both Ajax and the Dutch national team for quite a long time, but at Barça he's expected to be the backup goalie to Marc-André ter Stegen, who will be the undisputed starter now that Bravo is gone.
Also thanks to Bravo's departure, Cillessen will get his squad number, as confirmed by the club in his presentation:
Cillessen with President @jmbartomeu, vice president Jordi Mestre and technical secretary Robert Fernández pic.twitter.com/emgkLRrWUI— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 26, 2016
The 27-year-old will wear number 13 at Barça, which used to be Bravo's shirt at the Blaugrana. This isn't a surprise at all, given it was only one of four numbers available in the squad (2, 13, 15, 16) and it is usually the squad number assigned to a goalkeeper.
That #13 kit was represented well the last two seasons, Jasper. You better play well in it too.