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Report: Liverpool could sign Barcelona star for half of his release clause

Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern will be expecting the club to bring in a number of additions this summer and may have been given a boost about the possibility of bringing one man to Anfield.

The Reds are desperate to add a goalkeeper to their side this summer as they look to improve their squad ahead of another competitive season.

Jurgen Klopp would have been hoping he found the solution to his problem area with Loris Karius, however, his performance during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid has made the German turn his focus back to the position.

Liverpool have been linked with a number of different shot-stoppers this summer, and according to a report in Spain, they could be in a position to bring one of La Liga’s top ‘keepers to the Premier League.

Sport are claiming that Barcelona are willing to drop their valuation of Jasper Cillessen in order to offload him and it is believed he could be available for a fee around €30million rather than the €60m that his release clause is set at.

Landlord’s Verdict

The former Ajax goalkeeper has found it difficult to get regular first-team football with the Catalan giants, having played second-fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen for much of the season. A solid number one in his own right, he could be a considerably cheaper target and a more realistic acquisition for Liverpool to try and chase.

The amount of experience he has would delight the Liverpool locals in the Tavern if he were to join and at 29-years-old, many will feel that he would be a smart signing to make.

Liverpool fans – thoughts?

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