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Tottenham should be on alert as Cillessen wants to leave Barcelona this summer

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Tottenham should be on alert as Cillessen wants to leave Barcelona this summer

Jasper Cillessen could be an upgrade for Tottenham in the goalkeeping department and he reportedly wants to leave Barcelona this summer.

Holland international goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen wants to leave Barcelona this summer, according to Spanish outlet Marca, via Ziggo.

Cillessen is currently second choice at the Nou Camp but has confirmed he wants to depart in the forthcoming window.

The man who has 48 caps for his country and was signed for a fee ESPN reported was 15m euros (£13m) in 2016 said: “First I will go on holiday and then I hope to have a new club where I can play, because I want to play.”

And one club who could do with an upgrade in the goalkeeping department is Tottenham Hotspur, who have been hamstrung by captain Hugo Lloris’ erratic form at times this season.

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Lloris got himself back into the good books of Spurs fans with his performances in the Champions League quarter final against Manchester City.


But it’s difficult to escape the idea that Spurs need an upgrade between the sticks and it’s not often that a first-choice international goalkeeper becomes available and publicly states that he wants to move.

The Dutchman is good with his feet and is a good shot-stopper, as well as being an imposing physical presence.

Spurs have a history of taking on former Ajax players – Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez – and Cillessen would be another.

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