After many changes in the goalkeeper position over the past few years, Manchester City has finally found a keeper as reliable as Ederson. The arrival of the Brazilian goalkeeper from Benfica allows City’s defense to be strong and play better than ever. For now, let’s follow the article below for Ederson Man City transfer and what he has successfully done.
General information about Ederson Santana
- Name: Ederson
- Born in: 1993
- Nationality: Brazil
- Club: Manchester City
- Position: Goalie/goalkeeper
- Height: 188cm
- Weight: 86kg
Born in Osasco, São Paulo, Ederson began his football career in 2008 at the local club São Paulo FC where he played for one season, before joining Benfica in Portugal. At the age of 16, he spent two football seasons. A year later, he played in the Portuguese National Championship for the club Rio Ave. In the summer of 2012, he officially signed a contract with Rio Ave. In May 2015, after a string of good performances and a call-up to the Brazil national team at less than 23 years of age, he signed a new contract with the club that will run until 2019.
On 27 June 2015, Ederson joined Benfica, the Portuguese champions. Then, in July, he officially signed a five-year contract with the club, with a salary agreement of 500,000 euros, and a release clause of up to 45 million.
Ederson Man City transfer
According to the Portuguese press, Manchester City has defeated rivals who want Ederson after the recent “closed” phone call from coach Pep Guardiola. He has convinced the Brazilian goalkeeper to become the number one “keeper” for the Etihad Stadium team from next season.
However, to get the signature of the 23-year-old goalkeeper, the price Man City has to pay is not small. The Ederson Man City transfer fee of £34.9 million would make him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.
Why is the Ederson Manchester City transfer fee so high?
The reason why the “giants” of Manchester accept such boldness is that Ederson is considered the “perfect solution” for the goalkeeper crisis in Man City. Now, Willy Caballero has left the team, Claudio Bravo has failed to live up to expectations and Joe Hart has failed to win Pep’s heart.
With the talent that has been confirmed in the Benfica shirt, Ederson seems to be the ideal piece for the system that coach Guardiola is working hard to build. He is known for his excellent footwork. In addition, the goalkeeper’s ability to pass long, launch attacks quickly, and block penalties are also very respectable.
With a wide view from the goalkeeper position, Ederson’s upswings are not simply returning the ball to the front line, but also effective attacking support passes. With long passes from the 23-year-old goalkeeper, the Benfica strikers naturally avoided the offside trap. Their remaining job becomes much simpler – it is to find a way to get the ball into the net.
Achievements in the Portuguese national cup final
In the last Portuguese national cup final, it was Ederson who created the goal for his teammates, from a very strong dead tee situation with a distance of nearly… 100m. Specifically, from the Benfica goal area, Ederson made an extremely accurate long pass. The ball found its way to Victoria’s penalty area with Raul Jimenez waiting. With just one movement of the ball over the goalkeeper’s head, the Mexican striker smoothly headed the ball into the net to the surprise of Victoria’s defense. Now, do you understand why the Ederson Man City transfer fee is up to £34.9 million?
Ederson’s ability to play the ball with his feet very well is exactly what coach Guardiola is looking for. The Spaniard specifically designed an exercise “avoiding the offside trap” for Sergio Aguero last season. And if combined with Ederson’s ability to pass along, the Man City attack is considered to have been equipped with an extremely powerful weapon.
Transfer history of Ederson
In July 2015, he officially signed a contract with the club for a fee of 500,000 euros and if he broke the contract, the compensation was up to 45 million.
Season 2017 – 2018, Ederson joined Manchester City and became the most expensive goalkeeper in world football history with a transfer fee of up to £35 million, more than the old record Gianluigi Buffon re-established with 2 million pounds.
While playing for Manchester City Club, he played a total of 45 matches.
In the 2017-2018 Premier League, when participating in the penalty area in 13 matches, Ederson made 21 saves. He made 15 excellent saves and only conceded 8 times (2 goals from a teammate’s own goal.)
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