Manchester City agree a deal for Barcelona ‘keeper

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign a new goalkeeper according to reports in Spain.

The goalkeeping situation at Manchester City came into full focus yesterday as Pep Guardiola dropped Joe Hart to the bench during yesterday’s Premier League victory over Sunderland. The Spanish manager is is unconvinced about the England number 1’s ability with his feet, a quality in which he finds as essential for his style of play.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim that Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

City are also interested in Bravo’s Barcelona team mate Marc-André Ter Stegen, but have been put off by the Catalan club’s €80million release clause in his contract, something they would be unwilling to negotiate on.

Bravo meanwhile has a release clause of €40million, a fee which is much more acceptable for the Premier League club to pay.

Joe Hart meanwhile looks set to be shown the exit door after being relegated to Manchester City’s bench yesterday where he was replaced by Willy Caballero between the sticks in Pep Guardiola’s first competitive match.

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