Manchester City confirm arrival of Ederson from Benfica

Manchester City have confirmed that they have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica.

Last week, Benfica revealed that they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to Man City for a figure in the region of £34.7m, although Man City waited to announce the deal due to third-party ownership issues.

The move has now been confirmed, however, with Ederson linking-up with fellow countrymen Fernandinho, Fernando and Gabriel Jesus at the Etihad Stadium ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

“I like everything about Manchester City. This is a great club, the league they have here in England 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,” Ederson told Man City’s official website.

“With Pep Guardiola, City are growing more and more. He is putting in place a young team for the future. Those were important factors in making my decision. Manchester City has an amazing squad. I think they managed to have a good season. Next season, we will have to be focused to achieve the goal of winning trophies.”

Meanwhile, Man City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted to bring Ederson to Manchester City. He is one of the best young goalkeepers in the Europe and he is an important addition to the squad for next season and the coming seasons.”

“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.”

Ederson, who has become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, will officially join Man City on July 1.

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