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A Former Liverpool Favourite Is Set To Force Claudio Bravo Out Of Man City

Gavin Cooney
By Gavin Cooney
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Claudio Bravo, the flapping distress signal made flesh who was charged with standing in goal for Manchester City last season to general hilarity, is on his way out of the club.

When he was signed, it was expected that the Chilean would be the rock upon Pep Guardiola built his church to tiki-taka, but while he was decent with the ball at his feet, he was largely hopeless if it went any higher.

He ultimately lost his place to Willy Caballero, as, ultimately, Pep stopped saying Bravo and ended up choosing his Willy to replace his Hart. (Seriously? - Ed).


Willy and Hart have both now left (for Chelsea and West Ham respectively), with the new first-choice 'keeper expected to be the recent signing from Benfica, Ederson Moraes. Bravo's position at No.2 is under threat now, however, as the Telegraph's James Ducker reports that the club are on the verge of completing a transfer for former Liverpool 'keeper Pepe Reina.

Reina made almost 400 appearances for Liverpool, before moving to Bayern Munich to work with Pep Guardiola in 2014, having spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Napoli. The Spaniard then made a permanent move to the South of Italy, and City look now look set to bring him back to England.

There is a small bit of haggling over the fee, reportedly: City have offered just shy of £3 million, with Napoli holding out for something closer to £4.5 million. We think that City might just stretch to the extra cash, and if they do, it may be time to say farewell to Bravo, who will go down as the cross-Manchester version of Massimo Taibi.

[The Telegraph]


See Also: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths Charged By UEFA For Inciting Linfield Supporters


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