We’re still waiting for announcement from Manchester City and Benfica that Ederson Moraes has joined the Premier League side, but the player tonight has confirmed the move.
The 23-year-old is already back in Lisbon and speaking exclusively to A Bola, he confirmed his €40 million (£34.9 million) move.
“I’m very happy and my first impressions were very good,” Ederson said.
He has signed a five-year contract and City Watch understands that the hold-up from the deal being officially announced has been a delay in receiving international clearance.
All of Ederson’s media work including photographs and his first interview have been done, explaining why he has been able to return to Lisbon.
With the player himself confirming the transfer, now all that is missing is the official announcement.