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Manchester Set To Sign World's Most Expensive Goalkeeper

Manchester Set To Sign World's Most Expensive Goalkeeper

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City made a statement of intent ahead of next season, on Friday by confirming the signing of Monaco's much sought after play maker, Bernardo Silva.

And the two- time Premier League champions are not stopping there.

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The blues have been heavily linked with Benfica goalkeeper Ederson as they search for a new goalkeeper following Willy Caballero leaving the club as well as the expected departure of Joe Hart and the fact Claudio Bravo had huge problems in his first season at City last term.

Here is Ederson in action:

Now it appears as though City are closing in on their second summer addition.

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As was the case with the Silva transfer, the man behind the deal is Portuguese super agent, Jorge Mendes.

Image: PA

And similarly to the Silva deal, City's imminent newcomer has also been strongly linked with Manchester United.

Benfica played the Portuguese Cup final win over Vitoria today, with Ederson starting the game in what looks to have been his final appearance for the Eagles.

Sky Sports are now reporting that City are in 'advanced talks' to sign the 23-year old.

£45 million is the sum being talked about, which would make the move a record fee for a goalkeeper.

The £32.6 million Juventus paid Parma to land Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 remains the most expensive fee paid for a shotstopper.

Further reports on the Ederson deal can be found in the following Tweets from popular Manchester City account/website City Watch.



Whatever the fee that is eventually paid for the Brazilian, 50% will be owed to Rio Ave, with 20% of Ave's share subsequently owed to Gestifute, who just so happen to be owned by a certain Mr. Jorge Mendes.

City fans, what do you make of the next bit of business you are likely to make?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Ederson, Gianluigi Buffon, Benfica

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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