Ter Stegen has paid tribute to Cillessen who has had to play second fiddle to the German since arriving at the Camp Nou from Ajax in 2016.
A serious professional, good teammate and friend. I enjoyed working together these past 3 years with you Jasper, always hard work and successful memories. Good luck with your new challenge and I look forward to playing against you next season. Fuerte abrazo @jaspercillessen ! pic.twitter.com/t2CQDWAAUu— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) June 26, 2019
Cillessen moves to Valencia for a fee of €35 million, although Barcelona are expected to splash most of that fee in bringing Neto to the Camp Nou as the Dutch star’s replacement.