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Jasper Cillessen leaves Barcelona for Valencia in €35m deal

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The goalkeeper moves on but stays in La Liga

FC Barcelona v Levante UD - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has joined Valencia for a fee of €35 million.

The Netherlands international has spoken of his desire to move on in search of regular football and has now been granted his wish.

While it’s a shame to see such a quality goalkeeper leave the club, it’s hard to begrudge him a move given he is simply far too good a player to sit on the bench.

Cillessen follows Andre Gomes and Marc Cardona out of the door at Barcelona, and there are likely to be more to follow in the summer transfer window as the club trim the squad.