English Premiership

City eye £35m deal for Benfica 'keeper Ederson

2017-05-29 09:32
Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is due to arrive in Manchester ahead of a £35 million move to Manchester City, which would make him the most expensive goalkeeper ever, overtaking Gianluigi Buffon.

Pep Guardiola looks set to boost his goalkeeping options with a world record £35m deal for the Benfica stopper.

City are in the market for a new keeper this summer, with veteran Willy Caballero departing at the end of his contract. Claudio Bravo has been distinctly unconvincing since joining from Barcelona, while Joe Hart is expected to depart permanently after a loan at Torino.

Widespread reports in the UK have indicated that City are now in advanced discussions with Benfica over the big-money signing of Ederson, less than a week after the club splashed out more than £40m on Bernardo Silva.

Ederson has won back-to-back league titles at Benfica and was called into the Brazil squad earlier this season.

He admitted after Sunday’s Portuguese capital final that he had probably played his final game for Benfica.

"I still do not know, but this was probably my last match with Benfica,” he told Record.

A £35m switch would beat the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper after Juventus paid £32m to land Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

City have made an early move in the transfer market by snapping up the signature of highly-rated Monaco attacker Bernardo Silva in a £43m move.


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