Man City complete signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Bravo

Date published: Thursday 25th August 2016 3:18

Claudio Bravo Barcelona

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on a four-year deal.

Bravo joins City in a deal reportedly worth around £17million.

The 33-year-old will become Pep Guardiola’s number one stopper, meaning Joe Hart will be relegated to third-choice.

“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,” Bravo told the club’s official website.

“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.”

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