Experienced PL player details likelihood of joining Leeds this summer amid reported interest
Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has confirmed it is unlikely that he will join Leeds United this summer amid reported interest from Elland Road.
Bravo, 37, was due to leave Manchester City at the end of June but due to the Premier League season being pushed back, he ended up agreeing a short-term extension to his deal.
Man City are yet to confirm what will be happening with Bravo but Chilean news outlet Al Aire Libre has reported Marcelo Bielsa is keen on taking him to Elland Road as he aims to strengthen his squad following promotion to the Premier League.
Bravo has since spoken out about speculation surrounding his future and it seems that West Yorkshire is unlikely to be a place he’ll be heading any time soon.
“Logically, one always has a greater learning with these managers (Bielsa),” Bravo told Al Aire Libre.
“It is difficult for the possibility to arise, knowing what their job is, what their challenges are. I do not see myself signing in one place for four or five seasons. The possibility is very distant.”
Bravo’s reasons seem fair.
It seems that he isn’t too keen on the idea of joining a newly-promoted club when he does not really know too much about them, which is fair enough but he might change his mind if he ends up talking to someone like Bielsa.
In four years at Man City, Bravo made 61 appearances in all competitions as he was never really first-choice.
But he’s still a very experienced goalkeeper who made over 240 appearances in La Liga before joining City, as well as 123 caps for Chile.
It remains to be seen what will happen with Kiko Casilla this summer but, as it stands, Leeds do not need a new goalkeeper now that Illan Meslier’s stay has been made permanent.
If Casilla leaves, that could change but so far, there have not been any clubs linked with signing the ex-Real Madrid ‘keeper.
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