Following England’s exit at Euro 2016, much blame has been laid at the hands of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
The shot-stopper was at fault for two goals conceded during the tournament as the Three Lions exited tamely in the last 16.
This has prompted alarm bells, and Manchester City are believed to be looking for a replacement.
According to TalkSport, manager Pep Guardiola is sizing up the acquisition of Barcelona and Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
Bravo, 33, is widely regarded as one of the premier goalkeepers in world football at present, and helped his nation to their Copa America triumph this month with a final victory over Argentina after penalties.
Bravo has been at Barca since 2014, having moved from Real Sociedad. The 6 ft tall Spain-based star has 106 international caps to his name, and it is not difficult to see why he is a target.
City will be worried with the manner in which Hart conceded Iceland’s winner on Monday evening, and this precaution by the club is not without its merits. Hart can at times be sublime, but consistency is something that will certainly worry Guardiola.
This is a plausible move, but it remains to be seen if Barcelona would be willing to part ways with their goalkeeper.