Reports in Portugal link Cillessen to Benfica

Lisbon, Barcelona’s summer clear-out is

expected to include second-choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen though

unlike other cases it will not be because he has not performed at the

expected level.

Instead, the Dutchman is hoping to play regularly and he

could find that at Benfica.

Portuguese press say that contact has already been made

between the two parties, and Barcelona are ready to start negotiations.

Benfica unsuccessfully tried to sign him two years ago, and

Porto are also interested, alongside several teams from Italy and


Those in charge in Barcelona have already assumed that

Cillessen will depart, given his desire for more game time which is

impossible with Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the squad, the Spanish

MARCA newspaper reported.

Source: Oman News Agency