Report: Liverpool prepared to meet Jasper Cillessen's £52.7m release clause

Jasper Cillessen of FC Barcelona celebrates after Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona scored the opening goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey Final match between Barcelona and Sevilla at Wanda...

Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing the Barcelona ace.

Jasper Cillessen of Barcelona prepares to throw the ball during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on July 26, 2017 at the FedExField, in Landover, Maryland.

According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen will be allowed to leave the Camp Nou this summer if he release clause of €60 million (£52.7 million) is met, and Liverpool are prepared to match that asking price.

Jürgen Klopp has already spent big at Anfield this summer, bringing in the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita, but many believe that they still need to add a world class goalkeeper to their ranks, if they are to mount a sustained challenge for the Premier League title.

Don Balon claims that Cillessen is attracting attention from Liverpool, and that the Merseyside club are prepared to meet his £52.7 million release clause in order to bring him to Anfield this summer.

Barcelona's Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen kicks the ball as he warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Barcelona and Olympiakos FC at the...

Good signing for Liverpool?

Cillessen is a solid goalkeeper, but £52.7 million is a lot of money to pay for someone who has played just two league games since moving to Barca in the summer of 2016.

The Dutchman is extremely agile, but standing at just 6ft 1in tall, he is far from the physically imposing character that Liverpool need between the sticks.

Goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between the Netherlands and Luxembourg held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 9,...

The Reds are also reportedly tracking Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Roma's Alisson, and they might just be better served in spending more money on one of those two mentioned names, considering that they are both younger than Cillessen, as well as being on a different level to the Netherlands international.

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