Man City Confirm £35m Ederson Signing From Benfica

Man City Confirm £35m Ederson Signing From Benfica

 

Manchester City have announced the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Portuguese champions Benfica.

City confirmed 23-year-old Ederson's signing on their official website on Thursday.

The five-year deal is believed to have cost City £35m.

Ederson becomes Pep Guardiola's second signing of the summer, following the £43m deal for Monaco's Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva.

A statement on City's website reads: "Manchester City are delighted to announce Ederson will join the Club from Benfica on 1 July.

"The Brazilian goalkeeper, who impressed for the Portuguese champions throughout the 2016/17 campaign, has been given the green light to join the Club. 

 "He will become the Blues’ fourth Brazilian alongside Fernandinho, Fernando and Gabriel Jesus and is one of the brightest young goalkeeper prospects in world football.

Commenting on his move to City, Ederson said: “I like everything about Manchester City. This is a great club, the league they have here in England and they have amazing fans and they play splendid football. I have always had the dream to play in English football and now I'm going to make it true.

“With Pep Guardiola, City are growing more and more. He is putting in place a young team for the future. Those were important factors in making my decision.

“Manchester City has an amazing squad. I think they managed to have a good season. Next season, we will have to be focused to achieve the goal of winning trophies.”

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