The announcement of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes’ signing on the 1st July began mass excitement from City fans. An exciting, young keeper was exactly what supporters needed after they spent last season slowly losing confidence in summer signing Claudio Bravo.
Ederson’s inspired performances in the Champions League for his previous club Benfica caught the eye of numerous Manchester residents, including Pep Guardiola.
At just 23, Ederson spent last season helping Benfica win their fourth consecutive league title in Portugal, keeping 18 cleans sheets in his 27 league starts. During his two-year spell in Lisbon, he has acquired five major titles, accomplishing a domestic League and Cup doubles in both seasons.
The fee of £34.9m has made Ederson the most expensive goalkeeper in world football, however, if the expectations laid upon the stopper are fulfilled, many would argue that the expense is justified.
The departure of Joe Hart last year has left Ederson with big boots to fill, so we are providing you with five unquestionable reasons why we can expect the Brazilian to fix the void created by his exit.