FC Barcelona has decided to purchase 27 year old Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year contract.
The transfer fee is a guaranteed 13 million euros plus a further two million in variables. Cillessen’s buyout clause has been set at 60 million euros.
The player arrived in Barcelona this morning and after taking a medical examination, he signed his new contract in private.
He will be officially presented as an FC Barcelona tomorrow Friday. The schedule of events is as follows (all times CET):
11.00 am: Private welcome for the player by president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the presidential box at Camp Nou.
11.30 am: Photo session on the Camp Nou pitch. The general public will be allowed into the stadium to view the session from the terraces, from 11.00 to 12.00.
12.30pm: Media conference in Ricard Maxenchs pressroom, where the player will be joined by vice-president for sport Jordi Mestre, director of professional sports Albert Soler and technical secretary Robert Fernández.