Manchester City have completed the signing of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from La Liga giants Barcelona on a four year deal.
Bravo arrived Manchester on Tuesday ahead of his medical at the club as he closed in on a reported €25m deal with the Citizens, days after Barcelona had announced reaching an agreement for the goalie with the EPL side last weekend.
And now the Etihad side in an official statement on its website have confirmed their latest summer addition in the Chilean.
“City are delighted to announce the signing of Claudio Bravo. The Chilean goalkeeper joins the Blues from Barcelona after signing a four-year-deal.” City confirmed.
The 33-year old safe hands arrives the Etihad with him a wealth of experience including back-to-back La Liga titles with Barca and successive Copa America triumphs with Chile with whom the 33 year-old has won 106 caps and also the captain.
He won his 100th international cap in the Copa America Centenario as Chile beat Argentina in the final on penalties and is the first Chilean to win a century of caps.
Born in Viluco, Chile, Bravo started his career with Colo-Colo, making 123 appearances between 2002 and 2006 before joining Real Sociedad on the recommendation of Xabier Mancisidor who is now City’s goalkeeping coach.
The Chilean remained for with The Royals for eight years, clocking up 237 starts – plus one goal against Gimnastic in 2010.
He moved to Barcelona in 2014 and has won eight different title in just two years with the Catalans, playing 75 games and being named in the 2014/15 La Liga Team of the Season.
He was also voted Copa America’s best goalkeeper in 2015 and 2016 as well as earning a place in the Team of the Tournament each time.
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