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Jasper Cillessen: I never expected Barcelona offer

Jasper Cillessen admits his move to Barcelona was unexpected.

The former Ajax goalkeeper joined Barca last week.

"At the start, it seemed strange that the best team in the world wanted to sign me, I thought it was a joke."

The Dutch keeper told the official club website that he is convinced that he will adapt well to Luis Enrique's team, as he comes from a similar philosophy of play.

"Barça and Ajax are two teams with a comparable style, and this will make the adaption easier for me. I know this style of play well, I know what Barça expect in a keeper and I will try to do well.

"I don't think I am a typical keeper, I can play with the ball and that is important at Barça."

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