Man City swoop for former Liverpool goalkeeper
Manchester City are looking to former Liverpool player Diego Cavalieri to solve their current goalkeeping crisis, according to Brazilian news outlet Globo Esporte.
City have reportedly contacted Cavalieri’s representatives to check on his employment situation and physical condition, and have now told him he is under consideration.
The Premier League champions are scrambling for options after an injury to Chile international Claudio Bravo left first-choice Ederson as the only senior keeper.
Bravo is expected to be ruled out for much of the season, while City sold both Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the previous transfer window.
Aro Muric, aged 19, has been recalled from a loan spell at Dutch side NEC Breda. He is set to compete with 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw for a spot on the bench for today’s lunchtime kick-off against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
But City are hoping to bring in 35-year-old Cavalieri, who is a free agent after being signed by Crystal Palace under similar circumstances last season.
The Brazilian veteran did not make an appearance for the Eagles. He had previously spent two seasons at Anfield between 2008 and 2010. During that time, he made 10 appearances but did not feature in the Premier League.
Most of his career has been spent in his homeland with Fluminense.