A survey, undertaken by Sport.es, has found that 60 per cent of the Catalan club’s fans want to see the Chilean keeper claim the number one jersey this season
According to a leading Spanish football website, the majority of Barcelona fans would prefer to see Claudio Bravo rather than Marc-Andre ter Stegen as first choice goalkeeper.
A survey, undertaken by Sport.es, has found that 60 per cent of participants believe Bravo is more prepared than Ter Stegen to start the season as first choice goalkeeper at Camp Nou.
Following the departures of Victor Valdes and Jose Manuel Pinto, Barcelona signed Ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach in May, while they also recruited Bravo from Real Sociedad earlier this week.
At the age of 31, Bravo, who signed a four-year deal with the Catalan club for a reported €9million, has more experience and, after his impressive performances for Chile at the Fifa World Cup this summer where he helped his side reach the last-16, many believe he should claim the number one jersey.
The South American side’s captain, who has earned over 80 international caps, has also played in Spain’s top leagues for many years since moving to Real Sociedad from Chilean side Colo-Colo in 2006.
In the eight years he spent with the Txuriurdin, Bravo made 229 appearances and helped the club win promotion after they topped the Segunda Division in the 2009-10 season.
Meanwhile, 22-year-old Ter Stegen rose to prominence after he established himself as Monchengladbach’s first choice keeper in 2011, making over 100 appearances in three seasons for the Bundesliga side.
Ter Stegen, who has been capped four times for Germany, is reported to have cost Barca €12million.