Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen and Andre Gomes have officially left the club on 26th June, as they have sealed their move to La Liga club Valencia and Premier League club Everton respectively.
Former AFC Ajax star Jasper Cillessen joined Barcelona in 2016 for a fee of €13million. Since then, he had been the club’s backup choice as a goalkeeper, behind Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
In the 2018-19 season, Cillessen made 11 appearances in total across various competitions but failed to impress as he conceded 13 goals, keeping only three clean sheets. Although he is only a secondary choice at Barca, he has been Netherlands starting goalkeeper for a few years now and recently led them all the way to the finals of the UEFA Nations League.
Everton has signed Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona in a £22m deal after he had a successful loan spell at Goodison Park last season.
Meanwhile, Gomes, who is a former Valencia player, joined Barca in 2016 for a fee of €37million. But the Portuguese midfielder failed to live up to expectations despite playing two full seasons with the team. Last year, he was loaned to Everton for €2.25million and in the subsequent 2018-19 season, he scored one goal and made two assists in 29 appearances for the Premier League side.
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