Manchester City has finalized a £15.4 million move for Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from La Liga champions Barcelona.
Bravo, 33, spent the past two seasons at Barcelona where he was the first choice in the league, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen played in the Champions League.
“I’m very proud to be joining Manchester City,” Bravo told the club’s official website. “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.”
Manager Pep Guardiola was happy to have landed Bravo, and admitted that he has had his eye on him for several years.
“Claudio is a fantastic goalkeeper and an excellent addition to our squad,” Guardiola said.
“He has experience and great leadership qualities and is in the prime of his life. He is a goalkeeper I have admired for a number of years and I’m really happy he is now a City player.”
With Bravo coming in, the rumors surrounding Joe Hart’s future at the Etihad Stadium has intensified. The England international is now believed to be the third choice behind Bravo and Willy Caballero.