Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has spoken out about the recent rumours around his future.
The player talked to his compatriots in a chat with Mujeres con Opinión on Instagram last night, and was directly asked about two clubs he’s been linked with.
The first was Leeds United. Given he played under Marcelo Bielsa for the Chilean national team, he’s been pointed out as one of the reinforcements that the club could make following their promotion to the Premier League.
The other one was Real Betis, who have just announced the arrival of Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini. The two of them haven’t worked together, since the coach left Manchester City in 2016, in the same summer Bravo joined.
First asked about Leeds United, Claudio Bravo claimed, in a complicated quote, he’s not so confident that he’d be joining the Whites.
“Of course, one always has a greater apprenticeship with these managers. Difficult to happen given the chance, knowing what his job is, what his challenges are,” said Bravo (via Al Aire Libre).
“I don’t see myself signing in one place for four or five seasons. The possibility is very distant.”
Then when speaking about Betis, the goalkeeper sounded a lot more optimistic about the move.
“It’s an institution that has a great history in Spain, many fans, they are clubs that any player is struck by, imagine what Betis means now with a great coach like Manuel.”
Claudio Bravo also talked about his plans for retirement, claiming he could get involved in politics in Chile.
“I want to do a master’s degree in sports management. Also, I’d like to have some option in politics, because I really like the part about being able to help others.
“Being able to do some things that I’ve seen in Europe to implement in Chile. The country has the capacity to be able to do many things, but sometimes we fall short.”