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Published: 15:43 | 25/8/16

Bravo completes City deal

Goalkeeper signs four-year deal

Manchester City have completed the signing of Claudio Bravo in a deal that is likely to spell the end of Joe Hart's career at the club.

Bravo has agreed a four-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £17million and he could make his debut against West Ham on Sunday.

The 33-year-old, who started his career with Colo-Colo before moving to Real Sociedad, won back-to-back La Liga titles with Barcelona and successive Copa America triumphs with Chile.

“I’m very proud to be joining Manchester City. I know the Club is building something very special and I hope I can be part of many successes in the coming years," Bravo told the club's official website.

“I have followed City’s progress in recent years and obviously know some of my new team-mates from the Copa America.

“It is not easy to leave a club like Barcelona where I had two fantastic years, but the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola was too good to refuse.

“Now I will challenge the other great goalkeepers the Club has and together I hope we can win many trophies.”

Manager Pep Guardiola added: “Claudio is a fantastic goalkeeper and an excellent addition to our squad.

“He has experience and great leadership qualities and is in the prime of his life. He is a goalkeeper I have admired for a number of years and I’m really happy he is now a City player.”

Bravo's arrival is likely to signal Hart's departure with the England international no longer the first choice goalkeeper.

Having failed to start any of the club's first three games of the season, Hart captained the side for Wednesday's 1-0 defeat of Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night.

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