Manchester City’s goalkeeping situation is a bit of a mess right now.
Pep Guardiola decided to cut ties with four-time Premier League Golden Glove winnerJoe Hart in the summer because he wasn’t a good enough technician on the ball and sent him on loan to Torino, replacing him with Barcelona’s No.1 Claudio Bravo.
The Chilean, who arrived for £15m, has struggled for form this season, committing a number of high-profile errors which led to his dropping from the side at the start of February in favour of long-time backup Willy Caballero.
While Caballero’s performances have been sound over the last two months, the 35-year-old’s contract will be up at the end of the season and has been non-committal over signing an extension.
The Daily Mail claim that Guardiola is willing to spent £30m to bring Barcelona’s new No.1 and former backup to Bravo, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, to the Etihad in the summer and will offload Joe Hart on a permanent basis in order to do so.
The 24-year-old German was Guardiola’s preferred target last summer before ultimately settling on Bravo who has undoubtedly flopped in his debut season in English football.