MX23RW : Saturday, March 28 04:55:07| >> :120:21794:21794:

Manchester City 'prepared to let Claudio Bravo leave for free this summer'

Man City 'prepared to let Claudio Bravo leave for free'
© Reuters
Manchester City are reportedly happy to let Claudio Bravo leave on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer, with Zack Steffen set to become the new back-up.

Manchester City are reportedly happy to let Claudio Bravo leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old's current deal runs out on June 30, although the suspension of the football season due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised questions as to whether expiring contracts will be extended until whenever the 2019-20 campaign ends.

Kicker reports that Man City are not lining up a new permanent deal for the goalkeeper, though, in order to allow Zack Steffen the chance to step up as the new number two.

Steffen signed for City from Columbus Crew last summer and has spent the current season on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf, where has has shipped 37 goals and kept only two clean sheets in 18 appearances.

Despite those figures, Pep Guardiola is willing to give the American a chance to provide competition for Ederson and has therefore given the green light to offload Bravo.

The Chile international moved to the Etihad in a £17m deal four years ago but was displaced as number one by Ederson after just one season.

ID:394283:

Click here for more stories about Claudio Bravo

Click here for more stories about Manchester City

Share this article now:
Columbus Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen pictured in November 2018
Read Next:
Man City to promote Zack Steffen?
>
Latest Sports Video
Did you know...?
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Live scores banner
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!