Today’s edition of Catalan newspaper Sport has a story on Jasper Cillessen.
At the Camp Nou, they are clear the 30-year-old will not be at the club next season and it’s believed he will move to the Premier League.
It’s claimed the option of signing for Everton is on the table for the Barcelona shot stopper.
In the past few hours, the Toffees have appeared as a ‘more than reliable option’ for the Netherlands international.
Last summer, the La Liga winners allowed Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina to move to Goodison Park on permanent transfers, whilst Andre Gomes joined Marco Silva’s side on a loan deal.
Therefore, the relationship between the two sides has been good and the communications channels are open.
Sport further go on to state the Merseyside club want to seal the deal for the Dutchman ‘as soon as possible’ because Marco Silva’s side may be left without a first choice goalkeeper.
This is a bit strange.
Jordan Pickford is the main keeper at Everton and the club have also agreed to sign Jonas Lössl on a free transfer.
In addition to this, they have the services of Maarten Stekelenburg, who still has a year left on his contract.
West Ham are also linked, and they’re fine with Cillessen, and they’re fine with Łukasz Fabiański.
Unless Sport know something about Pickford that others don’t, which is unlikely, it feels very much like they’ve decided to pluck tow names from thin air, and Everton and West Ham were already in mind because of the Andre Gomes story… written by the same journalist today.