Manchester City are expected to make a move for a new goalkeeper in the summer given their strange situation between the sticks.

Veteran Willy Caballero is expected to leave the club in search of first-team football in the summer when his contract expires, while Joe Hart is set to complete a permanent exit after spending this past season on loan with Torino.

That leaves Claudio Bravo as City’s only first-team goalkeeper and the Chilean has been in and out of the team after enduring an incredibly poor debut season following his £21m arrival from Barcelona.

Sources close to City have told ESPNFC that they are exploring the possibility of signing Victor Valdes in the summer from relegated Middlesbrough.

Valdes was Pep Guardiola’s No.1 goalkeeper during their time together at Barcelona and knows how to play the position in his system, which is definitely what he’s after.

After leaving Barcelona in 2014, the 35-year-old goalkeeper joined Manchester United but made just two appearances for City’s rivals before his release last summer.

He went on to join Middlesbrough where he returned to somewhere near his best form, conceding just 36 goals and keeping eight clean sheets in 28 Premier League appearances.

Expected to leave the club following their relegation to the Championship, Valdes would be open to the idea of staying in English football and hooking up with Guardiola once again.

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