Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is expected to travel to England on Thursday to finalise his move to Manchester City , according to reports in Spain.

Claudio Bravo
Claudio Bravo

The Premier League side have moved for the Chilean after Pep Guardiola decided that he wanted to replace Joe Hart as his first-choice goalkeeper.

The England international was dropped for City’s season opener against Sunderland and now the club have agreed a £21m fee for the goalkeeper

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique was coy when reporters quizzed about him the Chilean’s future on Tuesday morning.

But, according to Catalan newspaper Sport, the 33-year-old is set to fly to England on Thursday to complete a move to the Etihad.

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Barcelona had wanted to keep hold of Bravo, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s desire to be the club’s No.1 goalkeeper has forced them to reconsider.

At 24, Ter Stegen is viewed as the better long-term option and as such he will become Barca’s first choice from this season onwards.

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