‘Bravo still at Barca on Saturday’

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez reveals Claudio Bravo will still be at the club this weekend but ‘then we’ll see what happens.’

Bravo has been linked to Manchester City and it was predicted his final Blaugrana appearance would be in the Supercopa win over Sevilla, but Robert says there’s nothing imminent involving the Chilean’s future.

“There’s a lot of talk and not a lot being done. He’ll be with us on Saturday [when Barca play Real Betis]. That’s the first La Liga match and it’s all I’m going to say. Then we’ll see what happens. People comment on many things but all I will say is he’ll be with us Saturday. If in the end he leaves, then logically a goalkeeper will have to come,” Robert explained, AS reports.

“We have a lot of days to close something. What you can always do is think that [a signing] is going to bring something to the team. We don’t need to be uneasy because we have very good players. The signings have been thought about and they can contribute from the bench. Those who come will do so because we’ve decided and they can make a contribution.

“It’s not easy to put together such an exquisite squad. The club has won a lot of trophies and it’s difficult to incorporate to strengthen and drive to compete in the last few months. We’ve always looked for players with technical quality because our fans demand it. We’re much better in that aspect and we’re satisfied.

“Paco Alcacer? We’ve been working for some time on the incorporation of a forward and we know what we want. We have time to think about what we want to do.”

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