Man City have agreed personal terms with Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, according to reports in Sport.
The Catalan sports daily says City head coach Pep Guardiola is understood to be on the lookout for a shot stopper who is more accustomed to his way of playing at the back than Joe Hart.
Pep Guardiola dropped Joe Hart from his starting XI in Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.
The second choice Willy Caballero was preferred to the England goalkeeper as Guardiola feels Hart doesn’t fit in with the style he wants to implement at City.
Claudio Bravo has a €42m release clause stipulated in his contract, but City are confident of getting him around €20-25m.
The Chilean joined Barcelona in 2014 and has made 69 La Liga appearances for the Blaugrana.
A source close to Bravo said “the deal with City is almost done” but will Guardiola pay €20-25m for a 33-year-old player? He can hardly be a long-term solution for City