Claudio Bravo signs Manchester City
Sunday, August 28, 2016
On Thursday, Spanish football club FC Barcelona announced their first-choice goalkeeper, , was sold to English club Manchester City F.C. for €18 million on a four-year deal. Manchester City is obliged to pay €2 million as add-ons.
In 2014, Bravo did not concede a single goal in nine consecutive league matches and set a new La Liga record for consecutive minutes without a concession. That season, he conceded only eighteen goals and won theawarded to the goalkeeper with the lowest goal-conceded-per-match ratio. He was named in the La Liga Team of the Season.
In two seasons at UEFA Champions League, , , and . Last year, Bravo led Chile to their maiden Copa América title and successfully defended the title this year in the Centenario edition of the tournament. He was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament in both tournaments., Bravo won eight trophies — two La Liga titles, two s, and one each of
After signing Manchester City, Bravo said, "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."
Earlier on Thursday, Barcelona announced signing Dutch goalkeeper from for €13 million.
Bravo faces Barcelona in the Champions League group stage, as the draw on Thursday placed Barcelona and Manchester City both in Group C.
- "Claudio Bravo transferred to Manchester City" — , August 25, 2016
- "Claudio Bravo joins Manchester City FC" — , August 25, 2016
- UEFA Champions League. "UEFA Champions League on Instagram" — , August 25, 2016