Red Bull Leipzig are hoping to end Claudio Bravo‘s Premier League torment by offering him a lucrative contract to join in the summer. Bravo joined City in August from Barcelona for a fee of £17 million after the departure of Joe Hart, but he has already lost his starting position in the first team following some abysmal performances.
German publication BILD has backed claims made by our Editor-In-Chief Shane Burns and last week confirmed that Leipzig are interested in pursuing a move for the Chilean international goalkeeper.
RB Leipzig are interested in Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Leipzig have requested to be informed if City do wish to sell. #MCFC
— Shane Burns (@MediaShaneBurns) February 23, 2017
Leipzig have become the Bundesliga’s surprise package this season. After securing promotion last season to the top-flight, the club now find themselves locked in a championship battle with Bayern Munich. Nonetheless, the Red Bull owned club are also believed to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno – with a move for the German more likely than for the ageing Bravo.
It’s uncertain whether City would allow Bravo to leave this summer but indications suggest City are hopeful of securing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes – which would leave Bravo as the club’s second choice goalkeeper.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper has lost his starting place to Willy Caballero in recent weeks, and the Argentine shot-stopper could be offered a new deal – which would almost guarantee the departure of Bravo.