Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Claudio Says Bravo to Barca for Message

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Claudio Says Bravo to Barca for Message

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CLAUDIO Bravo has thanked Real Madrid after the European champions sent him a classy message wishing him all the best in his recovery from Achilles surgery.

The Blues keeper went under the knife in Barcelona earlier this week after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in training last Monday, an injury that will sideline him for the bulk of the season. City signed Bravo, 35, from Barca for £15m two years ago but the goalkeeper's allegiance to the Catalan club didn't prevent fierce rivals Real Madrid from sending a supportive message his way.

"Dear Claudio," the letter, written by Los Merengues legend Emilio Butragueno, begins. "On behalf of all of us at Real Madrid, especially our president Florentino Perez, I want to send you our best wishes for a very fast recovery "We are very sorry about what happened, because injuries are the worst part of football, but we have no doubt that, with your professionalism and commitment, you will continue to give much joy to football fans. …

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