The Chile international and former FC Barcelona’s no. 1 Claudio Bravo has recently admitted that he joined the Premier League giant Manchester City to avoid being benched at Camp Nou.
After winning the La Liga in 2014–15, 2015–16, Copa del Rey in 2014–15, 2015–16, Supercopa de España: 2016, UEFA Champions League in 2014–15, UEFA Super Cup in 2015, FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 with the Spanish giant FC Barcelona, the 33-years-old Chile’s shot stopper Claudio Bravo has completed his moves to the Premier League Giant Manchester City this summer for a reported fee of £17 million.
And the former Barcelona’s No. 1 has recently revealed the reason behind his surprise move to the Premier league, as the 24-years-old German boy Marc Andre ter Stegen was set to take the No. 1 jersey at the Barcelona, and that makes Bravo to move to the Etihad to preserve first-team football as he doesn’t want to sit on the bench,
“It was not me that was [first] at Barca, it was Ter Stegen,"
"The club made me an offer to renew but, seeing their plans, I also made them understand my position.
"I was very sincere, I did not want to sit on the bench. It's not my thing. And they understood.
"In Barcelona I always devoted myself to doing my best, I always felt the support."
And Bravo has also clarified that the rumour of a bad relationship and things between the two goalkeepers of FC Barcelona Claudio Bravo and Marc Andre ter Stegen is false, Bravo stated that they never had any problem indeed, they both always benefitted from the competition.
As Bravo said,
“What appeared in the press — that we had a bad relationship and things were uncomfortable at the end — was not true," Bravo added.
"It was never a problem, indeed, we both always benefitted from the competition." Bravo concluded.