Claudio Bravo Explains Why He Had To Leave Barcelona 

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Claudio Bravo has confirmed losing his starting place at Barcelona prompted him to push through a move to Manchester City. 
The 33-year-old Chilean joined City in a £17.1m deal from the Catalan giants on August 25 and has quickly established himself as Pep Guardiola’s first-choice goalkeeper.

“It was not me that was [first] at Barca, it was Ter Stegen,” Bravo told Cadena SER. “The club made me an offer to renew but, seeing their plans, I also made them understand my position.

“I was very sincere – I did not want to sit on the bench. It’s not my thing. And they understood. In Barcelona I always devoted myself to doing my best, I always felt the support.

“What appeared in the press – that we had a bad relationship and things were uncomfortable at the end – was not true. It was never a problem, indeed, we both always benefitted from the competition.”​



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