Manchester City will pay a world record charge for a goalkeeper if the finalizing of Benficas 23-year-old Brazilian Ederson proceeds
Manchester City look set to sign the Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for a reported cost of 34.9 m.
The 23-year-old, who has actually been followed by a few of Europes most significant clubs this season, confessed on Sunday night that Benficas cup last success over Vitoria was most likely my last video game for the club.
The Brazilian, who is renowned for his footballing abilities, has among the longest begins the video game he when scored from his own box in his youth profession fits Pep Guardiolas mould for a keeper and is anticipated in Manchester for a medical today. I still have no idea however this was most likely my last video game for Benfica , he stated, after the 2-1 defeat of Vitoria.
Edersons cost would represent a world record for a goalkeeper, eclipsing the 32.6 m paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
City might need to get rid of some issues with third-party ownership as his previous club Rio Ave still own 50 percent of the goalkeepers financial rights. Benfica have the other half. It likewise indicates Benfica are claiming a big transfer cost.
Several exceptional display screens in the Champions League this season have actually strengthened Edersons credibility. He has actually been called to the Brazil team however has actually not yet made his global launching. He won a Portuguese league and cup double the club and this season are anticipating his departure, with the coach Rui Vitria stating: If Ederson leaves, he entrusts to the thankfulness of Benfica.
City have actually struggled for consistency in between the posts with Claudio Bravo, signed from Barcelona last summertime, sustaining a tough season while Willy Caballero has actually left after his agreement pertained to an end. Edersons arrival would cast more doubt on the potential customers of Englands No1 Joe Hart, who has actually invested the season on loan at Torino and is anticipated to be offered in the summer season.
The finalizing would likewise represent a blow for Citys Manchester equals United, must David de Gea make his relocate to Real Madrid , with Jos Mourinho an admirer of the goalkeeper. Mourinho has actually been related to Ederson and if, as anticipated, De Gea leaves for Spain in the coming months, he will require a brand-new No1 at Old Trafford, although he might choose he can start the project with Sergio Romero. United have actually likewise been related to the Atltico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, need to De Gea make his relocate to the Spanish capital.
City have actually started the post-season duration ambitiously and recently finished the 43m finalizing of Monacos Bernardo Silva .
Jess Navas, Gal Clichy and Bacary Sagna left recently in addition to Caballero and Pablo Zabaleta, while Newcastle United have actually been related to their out-of-favour centre-half Eliaquim Mangala. Rafael Bentez is supposedly crazy about the protector however he will need to fight with his previous club Valencia for his services. When he moved from Porto in 2014, the recently promoted club are all set to pay a 15m asking cost for the 26-year-old who cost the club 32m.