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Report: Manchester City complete transfer deal for Barcelona goalkeeper

Bravo will be a Citizen

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli - Preseason Friendly Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Manchester City is set to have a new goalkeeper.

According to multiple reports in Spain, the Citizens and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who will join Pep Guardiola's side on a four-year deal and a £16 million fee. The Chilean will fly to Manchester in the upcoming days for medicals and contract signing.

City have been linked with Barcelona goalkeepers for months. First, it was German star Marc-André ter Stegen, but the Catalan giants refused to sell the 24-year-old, who will become the starting keeper this season once he recovers from an injury. Pep Guardiola then asked for Bravo, and things moved quickly during the weekend to get the deal done.

Bravo's arrival likely means the end of Joe Hart's career with the Citizens, who was benched against Sunderland last week, and is also expected to be a backup to Willy Caballero in the Champions League Playoff first leg against Steaua Bucharest. Once Bravo signs for City, Hart will become the third goalkeeper, something Joe obviously will not accept.

Bravo is likely to play Barça's next two games this week until either Ter Stegen returns or a new goalkeeper is signed by the Catalans. But once he wraps up his Barça career, Bravo will be a City keeper.