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Barcelona agree to sell Claudio Bravo to Manchester City for an initial £13.8m

Barcelona have agreed to sell goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to Manchester City, and Mundo Deportivo have the figures.

City will pay an initial €16 million (£13.8 million) for the 33-year-old Chilean international, with potential add-ons taking the deal to a maximum of €20 million (£17.3 million). City will hand over €16 million immediately with another €2 million to be deposited if the club qualifies for the Champions League during Bravo’s stay. Another €2 million add-on depends on titles won during his time at the Etihad.

For Barcelona, it guarantees a profit on a goalkeeper they invested €12 million in a couple of years ago, despite the shot-stopper being a couple of years older. He has been a big success as Camp Nou, but with two high-level goalkeepers wanting weekly football, Barcelona chiefs have decided to prioritise 24-year-old Marc-André ter Stegen, who had been City’s original target this summer.

A fee of £21.7m was reported by another Catalan newspaper, SPORT, last night, but Mundo Deportivo, Marca, TV3, and others are now reporting the lower fee tonight.

Bravo will start in Barcelona’s Supercopa second-leg against Sevilla tomorrow, then is expected to fly to Manchester on Thursday to complete his move to City.

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