Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad
Claudio Bravo is Barcelona's third summer acquisition                Reuters

Barcelona have completed the expected signing of Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the Catalan club confirmed on its official website.

Luis Enrique's side were desperately looking for a keeper after legend Victor Valdes decided to leave the Nou Camp this summer while his understudy Jose Manuel Pinto was released by the club.

They had already confirmed the signing of Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach last month while Bravo is the club's second goalkeeper purchase.

"FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo," the Catalans confirmed in the club statement.

The 31-year-old keeper is currently with Chile's National team after advancing to the last-16 of the World Cup in Brazil with the keeper excelling against Spain and Australia in their group stage games.

After garnering a high reputation in La Liga playing for Real Sociedad, Bravo will sign a four-year contract at the Nou Camp but will have to fight for the number one role with Ter Stegen.

"Claudio Bravo will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons," the club added.

Even though Barcelona have not made thw transfer fee official it is understood they have paid around £10m to secure his services – with Real Sociedad reinvesting the money in signing Carlos Vela from Arsenal.

Bravo becomes the third Barcelona addition this summer, following the arrivals of Ter Stegen and Ivan Rakitic.

Furthermore, they have also brought youngsters Rafinha and Gerard Deulofeu back to the Nou Camp after their loan spells at Celta Vigo and Everton.