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Claudio Bravo reveals reasons behind Manchester City transfer from Barcelona

The new City keeper left a very good situation with Barça. Why?

Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

The goalkeeper situation at Manchester City has certainly been eventful since the arrival of Pep Guardiola this summer. First, Joe Hart was benched with Willy Caballero as the starter; Hart then left for Torino, and Guardiola called Barcelona to sign Claudio bravo as his ball-playing keeper.

Hart's departure and Bravo's signing surely have been surprising, but the Chilean's move away from Barça is maybe more shocking. The Chilean was one of the best keepers in the world during his two seasons with the Catalan giants, and could have been a Blaugrana player for the rest of his career, enjoying success, trophies and good money.

But he decided to leave, and the reasons for it have finally been revealed, as Bravo spoke to a Catalan radio station and finally came clean on why he decided to leave Barça and join the Citizens:

"It was not me that was [first] at Barca, it was Ter Stegen. The club made me an offer to renew but, seeing their plans, I also made them understand my position. I was very sincere, I did not want to sit on the bench. It's not my thing. And they understood. In Barcelona I always devoted myself to doing my best, I always felt the support.

"What appeared in the press – that we had a bad relationship and things were uncomfortable at the end – was not true. It was never a problem, indeed, we both always benefitted from the competition."

Bravo, source: Cadena SER vai FourFourTwo

After a poor City debut in the Manchester Derby, Bravo has kept two straight clean sheets and has displayed the great distribution skills that made Guardiola request his signing.