Claudio Bravo joins Manchester City from Barcelona
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 26/08/16 9:15am
Manchester City have signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for £17.1m on a four-year deal.
Bravo's arrival is likely to push Joe Hart further towards the exit door, however Everton boss Ronald Koeman has ruled out a move for the England international while Sevilla have ended their interest in the player, according to Sky sources.
The 33-year-old Chile captain has won back-to-back La Liga titles and the Champions League in 2015 with Barca, after moving to the Nou Camp from Real Sociedad in 2014.
Bravo won his 100th international cap in the Copa America Centenario as Chile beat Argentina 4-2 in a penalty shootout earlier this summer.
"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," Bravo told City's official website.
"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."
City boss Guardiola added: "Claudio is a fantastic goalkeeper and an excellent addition to our squad.
"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."