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Manchester City Move For La Liga Goalkeeper to Replace Joe Hart

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: (L to R) Gary Cahill, Joe Hart and Dele Alli of England show their dejection after their defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


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.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Joe Hart of Manchester City gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

According to TalkSport, manager Pep Guardiola is sizing up the acquisition of Barcelona and Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18:  Claudio Bravo of FC Barcelona looks on during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Club Leon at Camp Nou on August 18, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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.

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 25:  Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF attempts to lift the ball over Claudio Bravo of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 25, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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.

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