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Two Champions League teams plot January swoop for Manchester City first teamer - report

By Aramide Oladipo

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is determined to leave the club when the transfer window reopens in January, according to a report.

Spanish outlet Don Balon reports that Champions League sides Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain have already been in contact with the 34-year-old over a potential deal.

The report claims that goalkeeper is becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of game time that he has experienced in his second season in the Premier League.

It is reported that the Chilean has already informed a number of fellow teammates that his future is likely to be resolved this month.

Bravo secured a permanent deal to the Etihad Stadium last summer from La Liga giants Barcelona for a reported fee of £15.4million.

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The Chile international struggled to find consistency in his debut campaign in England and he made a number of costly errors which resulted in heavy criticism from pundits and supporters alike.

The goalkeeper featured in 30 matches for Pep Guardiola’s side but he only managed to keep a total of nine clean sheets.

Although he has been a regular in the first-team this season, Bravo has spent the majority of the campaign watching on from the sidelines, making two appearances in all competitions.

Bravo’s current contract at City runs out in 2020.

Football Insider verdict

It would be beneficial for all parties involved to see Bravo leave City as soon as possible in order to enjoy the remainder of his footballing career. The goalkeeper’s short experience in England has been an absolute nightmare and it is a shame considering his importance to the Barcelona side which achieved back-to-back La Liga titles from 2015-17. Bravo is fortunate because although he is not a starter for his club, he is undoubtedly the number choice for his country. There’s no doubt that Bravo is a fine choice between the sticks but he needs to move away from the Etihad to restore his confidence.

In other Manchester City transfer news, this summer signing rejected Barcelona to complete a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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