Manchester City confirm Ederson capture

Manchester City have officially announced the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica.

The 23-year-old former Ribeirao and Rio Ave shotstopper joins from the Portuguese champions and will link up with his new teammates on 1 July.

Ederson joins Fernandinho, Fernando and Gabriel Jesus as the fourth Brazilian at the club.

Speaking to the club’s website at his unveiling, the national under 23 keeper said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain revealed that the club were delighted with the signing.

He said: “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 is expected to be the first-choice stopper at the club this season, with Willy Caballero linked with moves to Chelsea and Newcastle, while Claudio Bravo has been tipped to join Ligue 1 side Lille.

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