transfers | 2016-08-16
Claudio Bravo is set to move to Manchester City
The Chilean will join Pep Guardiola and will be the first-choice goalkeeper at the Citizens
According to Sport journalist, Gerard Romero, FC Barcelona and Manchester City have reached an agreement for the transfer of the goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The transfer fee will be around 25 million euros and the Chilean will sign for four seasons with the Sky Blues.
The agreement will be confirmed during this week since Bravo is planning to travel to Manchester on Thursday in order to seal the deal. Guardiola was on the hunt for a starting keeper given Joe Hart hasn't impressed the Catalan manager so far and the Chilean could make his debut on the second leg of the Champions League playoff against Steaua Bucharest.
Bravo will continue to play for Barça for the next two official matches: the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla and La Liga's opener against Betis, given ter Stegen's recent knee injury.
The Chilean goalie has made 73 appearances in two campaigns wearing the Blaugrana jersey, clinching two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups and one Champions League, alongside the Zamora Trophy as the best goalkeeper of the 2014/15 season.
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WRITTEN BY: Jaime Ibarra
Jaime is a chemical engineer from Venezuela who is passionate about football and Barça. He loves the club’s history and he has been an unconditional fan since Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” amazed the world with the Blaugrana colors.