Boyhood club come calling for Man City veteran nearing end of Etihad stay

Date published: Friday 8th May 2020 8:59 - Samuel Bannister

Claudio Bravo: Praised by Pep

Claudio Bravo’s first ever club are hoping to persuade the Manchester City goalkeeper to re-join them when his contract expires, according to reports.

The Chilean goalkeeper was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings at the Etihad Stadium, but he didn’t quite live up to expectations, with the club eventually bringing in Ederson to be first-choice between the goalposts.

Bravo has remained City’s back-up keeper, but that adventure appears to be coming to a conclusion, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

And TodoFichajes believe they have an idea of where his next destination will be – claiming that he could re-join Colo Colo in his native Chile.

Bravo came through the academy ranks at the Santiago-based club, playing for their first team between 2002 and 2006 before being brought to Europe by Real Sociedad.

The former Barcelona keeper could now have the opportunity to return to his homeland, with the report claiming that he is close to an agreement with the club that gave him his breakthrough.

Bravo is said to prioritise the return to Chile ahead of several other unnamed offers, having instructed his agent to commence negotiations over a deal which could be announced within the coming weeks.

An extension with City appears to have been ruled out, meaning the club will have to re-consider who will play the role of Ederson’s understudy next season.

Arijanet Muric has spent this season out on loan in the Championship with Nottingham Forest, while English veteran Scott Carson has been their third-choice shot-stopper this season during a loan spell from Derby County that has brought no appearances.


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