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Manchester city have announced the transfer of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The Chilean has signed a four year contract
“City” has acquired Bravo from Barcelona,” for which the Chilean goalkeeper played in 2014. Bravo played in the main squad of the Catalan club in matches of the championship of Spain, while in the Champions League against “Barcelona” defended Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Bravo was ready to stay in Barcelona in that case, if he was offered a two-year contract, but the Catalans decided to extend his agreement for only a year. In addition, Ter Stegen was unhappy with what they got not too much playing time, and it was assumed that in the new season the German will come on the field, and Bravo to remain in stock. Bravo also accepted the offer of Manchester city as the English club twice increased his salary at the city, he will receive a £100 thousand a week.
The sum of transaction was not officially announced. According to Sky Sports, the British paid for a goalkeeper of €20 million
After the arrival of Bravo, “Manchester city” plans to leave Joe HART, who in previous seasons was the main goalkeeper of the team. New coach of “city” Josep Guardiola stated that he is not interested in the services of team captain.
“I know that Joe is a legend of the club and “city” became what he became, also thanks to HART. He helped the team to step up, and I’m glad that the fans have so warmly welcomed him. But I’m here in order to make decisions. In my career there was a lot of mistakes, sometimes I took good decisions and sometimes bad. I would like to make my decisions to please everyone, but alas, it is impossible,” said Guardiola after the match against Steaua in the Champions League.
The Catalan coach said that Claudio Bravo need him in order to get more possession. According to Guardiola, Bravo will be better able to communicate with the defence team and it, in turn, will untie the hands of attacking players.