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Jasper Cillessen confirms move to Barcelona

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Claudio Bravo's imminent move to Manchester City looks even closer to completion after his expected replacement at Barcelona has just confirmed the move.

Jasper Cillessen set up an entirely new account on Twitter to announce he had swapped Ajax for the Spanish giants on Thursday.

This is likely to trigger a sequence of subsequent moves with Joe Hart also likely to be on the move away from the Etihad.

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Hart played for Man City in their victory over Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off on Wednesday but is not expected to play for the Citizens again.

So far this season, Pep Guardiola has preferred to use Willy Cabellero over Hart after doubting the England international's ability with the ball at his feet.

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Cillessen's used his first two tweets to announce his arrival - once in English and once in Spanish - accompanied with the caption: "Dreams do come true!"

The 27-year-old also mapped out his career journey which has taken him from Dutch amateur side De Treffers to the Spanish champions in the space of 16 years.

Barcelona also confirmed the deal shortly after their new signing, while Paul Hirst of The Times claimed his buyout clause is worth €60 million.

Cillessen will be in direct competition with Marc-Andre ter Stegen to be Luis Enrique's No.1 in the Camp Nou.

For Hart, he must now make a tough decision on his future. Everton, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with a move for the England international but no official move has been made yet.

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