Jasper Cillessen isn’t interested in leaving Barcelona this summer and is targeting the clubs number one jersey.

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The goalkeeper joined Barcelona eight months ago from Ajax but has hardly played with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen the undoubted number one in Catalan.

The Copa del Rey final against Alaves this weekend offers Cillessen the chance of some much-needed minutes and speaking ahead of the game to ESPN, the 28-year-old has stated he is not interested in leaving the Nou Camp.

Asked by ESPN if it was true that he considered leaving last January, Cillessen responded, “I need to adapt, but I think I’ve done well and I hope other people think that as well. Now, for myself, I think I have that base and I hope I can take the next step. Next year I want to play more games and let’s hope I can do that and keep fighting for the No. 1 spot.

“You want to become the best goalkeeper you can. You want to play as many games as you can. One newspaper said I wanted to leave in the winter break but I never said it. I never said it because I want to become the No. 1 here and leaving is not an option for me.”

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