Manchester City recalls Muric after Bravo injury

Claudio Bravo's ruptured Achilles has led to Manchester City opting to recall teenager Aro Muric from a loan spell at NAC Breda.

Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric   -  Getty Images

Manchester City has recalled goalkeeper Aro Muric from his loan with NAC Breda after Claudio Bravo suffered a ruptured Achilles in training.

The Chile international is expected to miss much of the 2018-19 campaign, leaving City with Ederson as its sole senior goalkeeper.

Joe Hart and Angus Gunn were allowed to join Burnley and Southampton, respectively, during the Premier League's transfer window.

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But, City has moved quickly to fill the gap left by Bravo's injury by bringing 19-year-old goalkeeper Muric back to the club.

Muric, who is yet to make a senior appearance for City, kept a clean sheet on his league debut for NAC Breda on Saturday.

And, the Eredivisie side is hopeful of coming to an arrangement with City – or one of the Premier League champion's sister clubs – about providing a replacement for Muric.

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"Having a partnership also means that you try to help each other in these situations of unforeseeable circumstances," technical director Hans Smulders told the club's website. 

"We help Manchester City with the return of Aro and of course City Football Group helps us to solve the situation that has arisen in the goal at NAC."

"It is certainly not how we envisaged it, but I am convinced that NAC will ultimately emerge stronger from this situation."

City, which lost Kevin De Bruyne to a knee injury for three months last week, have 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw as their other goalkeeping option for Saturday's trip to Wolves.

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