Premier League giants Manchester City have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona on a four-year deal.

The deal, which is expected to have cost the Sky Blues somewhere around €18m, will pave the way for the departure of Joe Hart, who is now expected to the third choice goalkeeper for manager Pep Guardiola.

Bravo brings along with him a wealth of experience, having won back-to-back La Liga titles with the Catalans in 2015 and 2016 and also winning the Copa America in successive years with Chile.

Having joined the Spanish giants in 2014, two years after current Manchester City manager Guardiola left the club, Bravo has gone on to play a total of 75 games for the club, in which he has managed an impressive 43 clean sheets.

Expressing his delight at having received the chance to join the Citizens, the goalkeeper told his new club's official website: “I’m very proud to be joining Manchester City. I know the club is building something very special and I hope I can be part of many successes in the coming years.  


“I have followed City’s progress in recent years and obviously know some of my new team-mates from the Copa America.

“It is not easy to leave a club like Barcelona where I had two fantastic years, but the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola was too good to refuse.

“Now I will challenge the other great goalkeepers the club has and together I hope we can win many trophies.”