New York City FC could soon get a major roster boost from their partner club Manchester City. According to ESPN, Man City’s backup goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is considering to make an MLS move and join NYCFC after his current contract expires in the summer.
Bravo, who is with City since 2016, has proven to be a very valuable asset for the club, providing mentorship to young starter Ederson. However, the 36-year-old veteran would prefer to move on from this role and find first-team soccer somewhere else.
MLS move for Bravo is the most likely in this case, as he would get a guaranteed starting spot and would instantly be one of the club’s biggest stars.
In case Bravo ends up leaving Man City, U.S. international Zack Steffen is expected to assume the role of Ederson’s backup. Steffen is currently on a loan spell with German side Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Claudio Bravo started his career in native Chile, where he played for five years with Colo Colo. He then spent eight seasons with Real Sociedad before making a move to Barcelona. Bravo started for two seasons on Nou Camp before being succeeded by Marc-André ter Stegen.
Bravo is also a member of Chile’s national team since 2004, making 123 appearances.