After two seasons at Portuguese club Benfica, Manchester City have signed the club’s goalkeeper for £34.9m, becoming the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
This will be Guardiola’s second signing of the summer having made a £43 million deal for Monaco midfielder Bernado Silva on Friday. Benfica released a statement this morning to confirm the deal to sell the goalkeeper to the Premier League club.
BREAKING: Benfica have announced to CMVM that they have agreed to sell Ederson Moraes to Manchester City for €40m. pic.twitter.com/MYaJ1DWDuj
— City Watch (@City_Watch) June 1, 2017
“In accordance with and for the purpose of Article 248 of the Securities Code, Benfica have reached an agreement with Manchester City Football club Limited for the transfer of the athlete Ederson Santana de Moraes for a fee of €40,000,000 (forty million euros) if there is a commitment to deliver 50% of the added value obtained in this transfer to third parties.”
After Sunday’s 2-1 Portuguese Cup final win over Vitoria Guimaraes, Ederson said it was “probably” his final appearance.
It is expected that Moraes will replace Claudio who joined Manchester City last summer and had a challenging season.