Football: Barcelona complete signing of goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen

Jasper Cillessen in a photo from his Facebook page.
Jasper Cillessen in a photo from his Facebook page.PHOTO: FACEBOOK
Poland's Robert Lewandowski (centre) vies for the ball with goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (right) of the Netherlands during their international friendly football match on June 1, 2016.
Poland's Robert Lewandowski (centre) vies for the ball with goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (right) of the Netherlands during their international friendly football match on June 1, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona have completed the signing of Dutch international goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax, the Spanish champions confirmed on Thursday (Aug 25).

In a statement on their official website the Catalans confirmed they had signed the 27-year-old on a five-year contract for a fee of €13 million (S$19 million), rising to a potential €15 million.

Barca said Cillessen flew to Spain on Thursday morning to undergo a medical and would be officially unveiled on Friday.

Cillessen made a farewell appearance for Ajax on Wednesday in their 4-1 Champions League play-off defeat to Rostov in Russia.

His arrival cleared the way for Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to leave the Camp Nou for Manchester City, leaving the Dutchman to compete with Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the number one jersey in Luis Enrique's side.

FC Barcelona announced later on Thursday that Bravo had "been transferred" to City for a fee of €18 million, rising to a potential €20 million.