Joe Hart was dropped in Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge of Manchester City against Sunderland.
For months, reports in the English and Spanish media suggest Guardiola isn’t really a fan of Joe Hart, and wants to replace him at the Etihad.
Frankly, we’d have been very disappointed if the Spanish media didn’t link either of the Barcelona goalkeepers to Manchester City today.
Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is Guardiola’s first choice, but the Catalan giants won’t settle for anything less than his release clause of €80m, whilst Claudio Bravo is a cheaper and more likely option.
According to Mundo Deportivo on Sunday, sources close to Bravo’s camp have told them a transfer to Manchester City is almost done, but this was before Ter Stegen picked up a knee injury.
The Chilean international has a release clause of €42m, but Barcelona would be willing to do business for €20m-€25m.
Bravo has been linked with a move to Manchester City several times recently, and it remains to be seen when a deal can actually be completed.