Manchester city have completed the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo.
Bravo has joined City for around £17m, with the transfer occurring after the Spanish champions signed Jasper Cillesen from Ajax as the Chilean’s replacement. The 33-year-old shared goalkeeping duties at Barça with Marc-André ter Stegen having joined from Real Sociedad two years ago. Bravo was the No1 in La Liga while Ter Stegen started in the Champions League.
Bravo, who won two league titles and a Champions League-winners medal at Barcelona, flew into Manchester on Tuesday to complete a medical and is Guardiola’s final acquisition of the summer. He could make his debut in Sunday’s Premier League match against West Ham United.
He was also voted Copa America’s best goalkeeper in 2015 and 2016 as well as earning a place in the Team of the Tournament each time.
A father of four, Bravo said: “I’m very proud to be joining Manchester City. I know the Club is building something very special and I hope I can be part of many successes in the coming years.I have followed City’s progress in recent years and obviously know some of my new team-mates from the Copa America.
“It is not easy to leave a club like Barcelona where I had two fantastic years, but the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola was too good to refuse.Now I will challenge the other great goalkeepers the Club has and together I hope we can win many trophies.”
City boss Guardiola added: “Claudio is a fantastic goalkeeper and an excellent addition to our squad.He has experience and great leadership qualities and is in the prime of his life. He is a goalkeeper I have admired for a number of years and I’m really happy he is now a City player.”