Claudio Bravo is expected in Manchester as early as Thursday to finalise his move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, according to Sky Sports
Barcelona have agreed a deal with Ajax to sign Jasper Cillessen, paving the way for Chile international goalkeeper Bravo to swap the Nou Camp for the Etihad and trigger Joe Hart’s exit from City.
Guardiola wants his goalkeeper to play an instrumental role in the team’s build-up play. Hart has made only 562 short passes over the past three seasons, while Guardiola’s previous ‘keeper at Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, made 2,077 in the same period.
Barca announced on Saturday that an agreement was in place with City to sell Bravo, who has been their first choice since he joined from Real Sociedad in 2014, with a medical and the finalisation of personal terms yet to come.