Manchester City’s goalkeeping woes this season have been talked about frequently by punters in the Transfer Tavern and it seems the club are doing their best to solve the issue with a move for Benfica’s Ederson.
It was claimed earlier this week that a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ was in place between the club and player for a summer transfer and now A Bola have stirred the pot further with some interesting revelations.
The Portuguese outlet claim that Pep Guardiola has already made a personal phone call to the player to ensure him that the Etihad Stadium is the right place for him, which has apparently been a key factor in the discussions.
A Bola suggest that a deal for Ederson to relocate to Man City is as good as done, with the only obstacle remaining the fee to be paid to Benfica.
With the Lisbon club due to pay 50% of the sum to Rio Ave thanks to a clause in place between the clubs from the player’s 2015 move to the Estadio da Luz they want a big figure, with between €35m (£30.3m) and €40m (£34.6m) mooted.
Guardiola’s goalkeeping issues in Manchester are well known, with summer signing Claudio Bravo having had a disastrous campaign, which culminated in Willy Caballero being given the nod for the recent 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
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