Leeds United have a summer move for Claudio Bravo in mind and Elland Road could develop into a possible destination for the Manchester City goalkeeper at this stage.
Marcelo Bielsa currently has Kiko Casilla as a permanent fix in goal for the Whites, having secured his service from Real Madrid 13 months ago, whilst Illan Meslier is on loan and serving as his back-up.
Additionally, Leeds just signed Elia Caprile in the January transfer window, and combining his long-term deal with Casilla’s, they are well-stocked for the longer term.
However, reports from Encancha have linked them with Manchester City goalkeeper Bravo, who has been at the Etihad Stadium since leaving Barcelona in 2016. Bielsa reportedly admires his ability with the ball at his feet, just as he does Casilla.
In his three-and-a-half years with the Premier League Champions, Bravo has made 29 top-flight appearances, alongside a further 29 appearances as City compete across all competitions domestically and in Europe.
This year, the 36-year-old has made 14 appearances across all competitions, including four in the Premier League and two in the Champions League – a competition he also received a red card in against Atalanta.
Whilst filtering in-and-out of the side in bigger competitions due to Ederson, Bravo has been a regular fix in the League Cup, helping Pep Guardiola’s side to the final.
He featured in both leg of the semi-final win over Manchester United recently, setting City up for a Wembley final against Aston Villa next month.
As City plot that, Leeds and Bielsa gear up for a Championship meeting with Nottingham Forest tomorrow, where Casilla and the rest of his teammates are looking to address an alarming slump in form.
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