A few days after finalizing their deal with Monaco over Bernardo Silva, Manchester City have officially announced the signing of a second player.
We are delighted to bring Ederson to Manchester City. He is one of the best young goalkeepers in the world and he is an important addition to the squad for next season and the coming seasons
City director of football Txiki Begiristain told the club’s official website, talking about Ederson, the 23-year-old goalkeeper who was Pep Guardiola’s chosen one for the position.
He is young, has all the qualities you could want as a top-class goalkeeper and I think he’ll fit in really well to our squad
Begiristain also said, happy that their negotiations with Benfica had a positive result.
As for the Brazilian keeper himself, he has every reason to be over the moon.
I like everything about Manchester City. This is a great club, the league they have here in England is great, and they have amazing fans and they play splendid football. I have always had the dream to play in English football and now I’m going to make it true
he told City’s official website.
City are going to pay 40 million euros to Benfica, making this the second most expensive transfer in history, with a goalkeeper involved. Only Juventus have paid more than that, when they signed Gianluigi Buffon from Parma.