Chilean outlet En Cancha have claimed that Leeds United are one of four options for Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo this summer, when his contract with the Premier League champions expires.
Bravo, 36, is set to end his four-year spell at Manchester City this summer, in which he has clocked up 58 appearances for the club in all competitions. The 121-time Chile international is currently being used as back-up to Ederson.
The two-time Premier League champion, who currently earns £80,000 a week (Spotrac), is likely to already be on the lookout for a new side. It is believed a move to Mexico, the Chinese Super League or Spain are options for Bravo.
But another has arisen in Leeds. Marcelo Bielsa, who worked with Bravo for four years as Chile manager, is renowned for his desire to play with ball-playing goalkeepers. Kiko Casilla, though, has been criticised for his performances this season.
TBR’s view – Leeds would need promotion, but is Bravo a good signing?
Certainly, it would be a huge signal of intent. Bravo boasts enormous calibre, even more so than Casilla does – given that he was first choice for Barcelona, rather than Casilla who was back up at Real Madrid.
However, a number of mistakes have crept into Bravo’s game. Bielsa would have to take Bravo back to his brilliant best, which included his four years at Chile, to make the veteran a good signing. Otherwise, he could be an expensive risk.