This deal has been reported in the British press for weeks, but it appears that it is edging ever closer to completion…
Pep Guardiola’s decision to drop Joe Hart on the opening day of the Premier League season was the biggest story to come out of the opening weekend of English football, with the English keeper normally an ever-present between the sticks for Manchester City.
However, as quickly as Joe Hart was dropped – attention quickly turned to who might replace him in goal, with Pep Guardiola seemingly not fancying the 29-year old.
Sky Sports have since reported that Claudio Bravo was the club’s most likely signing in their search for a Hart replacement, with Pep Guardiola keen on the current Barcelona man.
Today, it appears that the deal is one step closer, with Sky Sports now reporting that Bravo is due in Manchester this afternoon ahead of a move from Barcelona to City.
For those unfamiliar with the Chilean keeper, the 33-year old is a two time La Liga winner, as well as a one-time Champion’s League, Super Cup and Club World Cup winner.
On a personal note, Bravo has a number of significant individual awards to his name, perhaps most notably two ‘Best Goalkeeper’ awards from the Copa America.
In two years with Barcelona he has made 70 league appearances, establishing himself as the side’s first choice goalkeeper.
If you needed any more convincing of just how good Bravo is; take a look at this short compilation video below…
He definitely hasn’t gotten the credit that he deserves in recent years, but he deserves to be named up their amongst some of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Man City fans – what do you think? Happy with Bravo, or would you prefer Joe Hart to be given a chance?
Let us know below!