According to the Daily Mail, Claudio Bravo is prepared to fight for his future at Manchester City after rejecting approaches from clubs in Germany and Spain.
The 34-year-old Chilean has struggled for consistency in his first Premier League season, and managed to keep a rare clean sheet against Southampton on Saturday in a 3-0 win at St Mary’s.
Pep Guardiola has never hidden his full support for Bravo in his press conferences, but is rumoured to be looking for a new goalkeeper in the summer, with reports linking current Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to City.
RasenBallSport Leipzig, an upcoming German team in the Bundesliga, have recently been linked with Bravo after qualifying for the Champions League for the first time, but the Chilean claims to be loving life in Manchester and continues to take English lessons.
City, meanwhile, are pondering over whether or not they should give Willy Caballero a new contract at the end of the season. Guardiola has stated that Caballero and Bravo could rotate throughout the final weeks of the campaign. The Spaniard also defended Bravo in the aftermath of the 3-0 win against Southampton, by claiming City’s defenders let the Chilean down for the goal conceded against Hull City the week before.
The goal we conceded at Hull City was because his team-mates left him alone. It was a corner, second ball, and four players go on holiday. You have to defend the second ball and we didn’t defend, and after they scored a goal. I have two fantastic guys and two fantastic goalkeepers, Willy and Claudio.