Benfica confirm goalkeeper Ederson to join Manchester City in £35m deal

first_img1 Ederson has joined Manchester City from Benfica Ederson’s move to Manchester City appears to be done after Benfica announced they had “reached an agreement” over a £35million deal.The 23-year-old, who has yet to win a senior cap for Brazil, reportedly underwent a medical with City on Tuesday and will immediately become the most expensive goalkeeper in British football.Benfica posted a picture of the keeper accompanied by the words “thank you @edersonmoraes93” on their Twitter account and said in a statement “it has reached an agreement with Manchester City Football Club Limited for the definitive transfer of the rights of the athlete Ederson Santana de Moraes for the amount of 40,000,000 (forty million euros).”Ederson is set to become the second signing of manager Pep Guardiola’s summer overhaul at Manchester City after Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva joined for £43million on Friday.City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, in an interview conducted before their interest in Ederson became public, admitted Guardiola accepted goalkeeper was a position which needed addressing after an unconvincing first season from Claudio Bravo, who was signed from Barcelona last summer.“You should expect us to bring in a goalkeeper. That is another area which requires some work. Pep knows exactly what he needs,” Al Mubarak told mancity.com.“We have done a lot of work in this area and I think also our target has been set and hopefully you will be hearing soon what we are doing in that area.”last_img read more