Manchester City's new goalkeeper says goodbye to his current club this weekend.
Barcelona star Claudio Bravo will start for the Catalan club in the La Liga opening match against Real Betis at Camp Nou on Saturday, in what will be his farewell match for Barça. After two entire seasons plus the first three official games of the current campaign, the Chilean keeper will depart the club after the game is over.
In fact, according to a report from Spanish media, Bravo has already cleaned up his locker in Barça's training center:
This morning Claudio Bravo has taken his belongings and already emptied his locker in Ciutat Esportiva #fcblive [md]— Barcastuff (@barcastuff_real) August 20, 2016
Barcelona have already lined up a replacement for Bravo, and the signing of Jasper Cillessen from Ajax will be announced in the next 24 hours. The Dutch keeper will be a backup to Ter Stegen, who is currently nursing a knee injury and should return in one or two weeks.
Bravo will then travel to Manchester to complete his City move, and the Sky Blues are expected to announce his signing on Monday. With Bravo's arrival, Pep Guardiola will allow Joe Hart to move elsewhere, as the English keeper is not on the Catalan coach's plans for the squad.