No goalkeeper has been more persistently linked with a move to Manchester City than 23-year-old Ederson Moraes of Benfica.
Despite recently extending his contract, a tactic David Pritchett of Planet Benfica tells us is common to raise a player’s value, it is thought that the Portuguese giants will be open to selling their number one this summer.
And media outlets across the world believe Pep Guardiola is seriously interested in acquiring the Brazilian, following Claudio Bravo’s inability to adjust to Premier League football so far.
Ederson seems to have it all – good ball-playing skills, leadership ability, and crucially, the talent of keeping the football from hitting the net.
His performance last night against Borussia Dortmund, which led to Benfica recording a big 1-0 win at home over the Bundesliga side, has caused a major buzz.
Right here is the reason why the eyes of Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and other top clubs are on Ederson Moraes. Could he be between the sticks at the Etihad Stadium next season?
23-yo EDERSON magnificent saves won Benfica the game vs BVB.
Even Júlio César applauded his legit Seleção heir! pic.twitter.com/jmPDXcIEPJ
— cc @BrazilStats2 (@BS_Video) February 15, 2017