Written by Chineze Ogugua
Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Ederson Moraes for £35m from Benfica of Portugal.
The 23-year-old broke into the Benfica team last March and won the Portuguese league and cup double this season.
“I like everything about Manchester City,” said Ederson, who will join the Premier League club when the transfer window opens on 1st July.
“With Pep Guardiola, City are growing more and more. He’s putting in place a young team for the future. Those were important factors in my decision.I have always had the dream to play in English football and now I’m going to make it true.”
“Manchester City has an amazing squad. Next season, we will have to be focused to achieve the goal of winning trophies.”he added.
His deal has broken Gianluigi Buffon’s world-record move for a goalkeeper when he moved from Parma to Juventus in 2001 for a fee worth 53m euros, or £32.6m as at the time.But at current exchange rates, Ederson’s 40m euros transfer is equivalent to £35m.