Cillessen will respect Barca decision

Barcelona backup goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen admits he would like a move to England but will respect a decision to reject offers.

The Dutch international has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, with his current deal at the Camp Nou running through to 2021 and containing a reported €60m release clause.

Cillessen, 29, joined Barca from Ajax in 2016 but has struggled to dislodge Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from the number one spot and has made just two La Liga appearances across two seasons.

“I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey,” Cillessen told Fox Sports Netherlands, as cited by ESPN FC.

“I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won't sell me.

“Arsenal and Liverpool aren't bad clubs but if Barcelona say, 'We love you,' then I'll accept their decision and continue there.

“I'll wait until we return on July 16 to see what they've decided. I don't know anything. If the club wants to keep me, I'll accept that. I signed a five-year deal with them.”

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