English Premiership

Benfica: Ederson deal not done yet

2017-05-31 14:33
Manchester City (Twitter)

Cape Town - Benfica have confirmed negotiations with Manchester City for the transfer of goalkeeper Ederson, although they insist nothing has been finalised.

The Citizens are expected to complete a £35 million deal for the 23-year-old, who was seen at the Etihad Campus on Tuesday to undergo a medical.

But City must wait a little longer before they can announce their second off-season signing, with midfielder Bernardo Silva having joined from Monaco for a fee of £43m last week.

A statement from the Portuguese champions read: "Sport Lisboa e Benfica - Futebol, SAD hereby informs, under the terms and for the purpose of the provisions of article 248 of the Code of Securities, that it is in negotiations with Manchester City for the transfer of the rights of the athlete Ederson Moraes, which have not yet been completed."

When the move does go through, the Brazilian will become the most expensive keeper in football, eclipsing the £33m Juventus paid Parma to land Italian icon Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Read more on:    manchester city  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 28 April 2018
Liverpool v Stoke City, Anfield 13:30
Crystal Palace v Leicester City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion, St. James' Park 16:00
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Everton, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion, Turf Moor 16:00
Swansea City v Chelsea, Liberty Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 29 April 2018
West Ham United v Manchester City, London Stadium 15:15
Manchester United v Arsenal, Old Trafford 17:30
Monday, 30 April 2018
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford, Wembley Stadium 21:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.