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Official: Barcelona complete double deal

Claudio Bravo

FC Barcelona announced Thursday that Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is transferring to Manchester City.

The club will receive 18 million euros plus a further two million in variables as a result of the transfer deal, said the official press release in the Spanish team’s website.

Bravo leaves Barcelona after two years in which he helped the team win eight major trophies: two La Liga titles, one Champions League, two Copa del Rey, one Spanish super cup, one Club World Cup, and one European Super Cup.

With his national team, Bravo won the second Copa America championship in a row this summer.

Immediately after, Barcelona announced the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to fill the void Bravo is leaving. According to Barca’s website, “The transfer fee is a guaranteed 13 million euros plus a further two million in variables. Cillessen’s buyout clause has been set at 60 million euros.”

The 27-year-old was purchased from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year contract.

Cillessen arrived to Ajax on 2011 on a five-year contract that ended this year, which allowed to reach the transfer agreement with Barcelona. His international career includes playing for Netherlands during the 2014 World Cup, where the team came in third.

Cillessen went through a medical examination at the club after his landing on Spain on Thursday and will be officially presented as a Barca player on Friday. He will compete with German goalkeeper Ter Stegen for a place in the starting team.