Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Ederson from Portuguese champions Benfica. The deal that has been highly anticipated is finally confirmed by the club’s social media accounts.
The transfer has reportedly cost the Blues £34.3million, making him City’s sixth most expensive player of all time.
This fee has now broken the world record sum paid for a goalkeeper, which has been left untouched since Gianluigi Buffon’s move from Parma to Juventus in 2001 for €53million.
Formerly of Benfica, Ederson played his last game for The Eagles in the Taco de Portugal final which saw them secure a 2-1 win to complete a domestic double.
The Brazillian became the number one at the end of last season due to injuries to fellow international Julio Cesar. Since then, Ederson hasn’t looked back and caught the eye of Pep Guardiola during his time at Bayern Munich.
His style of style is exactly what Guardiola is looking for a sweeper keeper who is assertive in his decisions, very comfortable with the ball at his feet and also a competent shot-stopper.
Ederson,23, will surely be City’s number one for the foreseeable future and will prosper under Guardiola’s guidance at the Etihad Stadium.