CONFIRMED: Man City complete £35m deal for Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson

first_img Ederson 1 Manchester City have confirmed goalkeeper Ederson will join the club from Benfica on July 1.The 23-year-old has penned a five-year deal with City, after a fee of £35million was agreed with the Portuguese champions.Terms were agreed with the player and Benfica last week but the move was held up while severance of his third-party ownership agreement was negotiated.Ederson becomes the fourth Brazilian at the Etihad, joining Fernandinho, Fernando and Gabriel Jesus in Pep Guardiola’s squad.He told the club’s official website: “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.”Ederson is the second signing made by City this summer, following the £43million arrival of Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva.He is not expected to be the last close season arrival, with Guardiola understood to be targeting two new full-backs and another forward.last_img

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