According to BBC Sport, Claudio Bravo has already arrived in England for a physical to complete a transfer to Manchester City.
Barcelona’s Luis Enrique attempted to keep the goal keeper at the Camp Nou, but fell short in doing so after Bravo allegedly committed to moving under Pep Guardiola’s management.
The 33-year-old Chilean spent a total of two seasons at Barcelona where he successfully claimed two Copa Del Rey cups, two LA Liga trophies, and a single championship in each of the following: European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Club World Cup, and a noteworthy 2015 Champions League.
After recent disagreements between Manchester City’s current goal keeper, Joe Hart, and team coach, Pep Guardiola, the team seemed to be in need of a goal keeper suitable for the new playing style Pep desires.
With an 84.3% pass accuracy, a 78.9% save success rate, and 15 clean sheets in just 32 appearances for the 2015/2016 league season, Bravo is a perfect match that Guardiola needs to lead the defensive side of his latest squad.
Hart trailed Bravo in the 2015/2016 league season with only a 52.6% pass accuracy and a 64.5% save success rate after a total of 35 appearances for Manchester city.
Hart’s reason for possibly getting forced to leave the Etihad Stadium is his footwork. Guardiola is highly unsatisfied with the dull foot skill the England International brings to the pitch.
Having Bravo as a first choice goal stopper behind players such as Clichy, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, new signee Stones, Pep looks to have one of the firmest defensive line up for the upcoming Premier League season.