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Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s future still remains highly unclear despite his incredible performances for Chile in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
The 34-year old had starred in Chile’s penalty shootout win over Portugal in the semifinals of the tournament after stopping three successive shots to help Chile reach the finals. However, his club Manchester City are not keen to have him on their roster for the upcoming season, according to reports.
Daily Express claims that Pep Guardiola is expecting Bravo to be unhappy over being the No.2 for the team behind their new £34m signing Ederson Moraes. The Citizens are already lining up a move for another goalkeeper.
The Spanish tactician is ready to let Bravo leave this summer as Real Sociedad’s Argentinian goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli had revealed an approach from City which he rejected.
Rulli’s father Omar said: “His goal is to be a starter because he wants to go to the World Cup in a year’s time. Their [City’s] promise to him was to be [only] the FA Cup goalkeeper and that was not enough.”
Manchester City brought Bravo from Barcelona last summer for £17m to replace Joe Hart as their No.1 and the move did not work out the way Pep Guardiola expected. Now both the goalkeepers are to be shown exit door before the start of the new season.
The club are set for massive changes this summer as the club had already let six players leave Etihad and few more players are also expected to leave the club in the coming days. Stoke City have shown interest in signing Fabian Delph whereas Celta Vigo are keen to resign Nolito if available.
Celta president Felipe Minambres said: “Nolito is an important player and he would, of course, be a significant signing should he choose to return. I understand that he wants to have a first team football and it would be good for him if he returned to play in our team.”