City & Barca agree Bravo deal

Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City this week for €25m, according to Sport.

The Catalan daily reports that the 33-year-old is expected to travel to Manchester this Thursday to undergo a medical and finalise his move.

Although he featured for Barca in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla, the Chilean is aware the Blaugrana see Marc-Andre ter Stegen as their best bet for the future and it would be far more difficult for him to maintain his place in boss Luis Enrique’s starting line-up this term.

City chief Pep Guardiola is believed to want a ´keeper who is adept at using his feet and has been unimpressed by Joe Hart, who was dropped for the opening Premier League game of the season last Saturday in favour of former Malaga stopper Willy Caballero.

Bravo has made 73 appearances for Barca since joining for €12m from Real Sociedad in July 2014 and has gone on to win two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, a Super Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup as well as the Champions League. 

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