Barcelona land Chile keeper Bravo from La Real

FC Barcelona can count on the services of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo after the 31-year-old agreed to a reported €12m move from Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

Claudio Bravo featured in last season's UEFA Champions League for La Real
Claudio Bravo featured in last season's UEFA Champions League for La Real ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Barcelona have continued to strengthen for the 2014/15 campaign with the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Real Sociedad de Fútbol for a reported €12m fee.

After announcing the arrival of new coach Luis Enrique from RC Celta de Vigo last month, Barcelona have since added Sevilla FC's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitićand keeper Marc-André ter Stegen from VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach. Chilean international Bravo has joined on a four-year deal.

The 31-year-old former CD Colo Colo custodian made 229 league appearances during eight seasons with La Real – for whom he featured in last term's UEFA Champions League – and once scored from a free-kick during a second division game against Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona in 2010.

Bravo also played an important part in Chile's 2-0 victory against Spain in FIFA World Cup Group B last week, eliminating the holders with a game to spare.

Barcelona will commence the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League in the group stage; La Real will feature in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

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