Real Sociedad shot-stopper Claudio Bravo is on the verge of extending his contract with the Basque club until 2015, according to reports.
The Chilean international starred during the 2010 World Cup as his nation qualified for the second round, prompting the his newly-promoted club to seek to secure his services on a long-term deal.
Bravo signed a contract extension until the summer of 2013 during last season, but his performances in South Africa have prompted the San Sebastian side to offer him improved terms to extend his stay further.
Chilean newspaper El Mercurio assessed the future of La Roja’s World Cup heroes, and commented the 27-year old Bravo had already signed a new contract, saying, “Several of our players enhanced their careers in South Africa. I play in a prestigious league and I have a contract until 2015.”
Bravo was granted a longer summer break following Chile’s eventual exit at the hands of South American rivals Brazil, and he is expected back at the club at the next few days, where Real Soceidad supremo Jokin Aperribay will confirm the contract renewal.
Bravo is a hugely popular figure in his homeland, and he has been commemorated with a street named after him in the town of Buin.