Manchester City goalkeeper target Ederson Moraes is set to become a citizen as the player will undergo a medical, sign a five-year deal and conduct in-house interviews before an official announcement in made
The goalkeeper is at Manchester City’s training ground and a £35 million transfer could be completed as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
He is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, in pound sterling at least, as his £35m fee will eclipse the £33m Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
The figure in euro, however, is significantly different, as Juve paid €55m for Buffon, whereas City will pay around €40m thanks to current exchange rates.
Regardless of any potential records, City believes they will be getting value for money from Ederson as Pep Guardiola sees the young Brazillian as the ideal player to help build play from defence and also make simple saves, something Claudio Bravo was heavilly criticised about.
Deals for Kyle Walker, Alexis Sanchez and Monaco’s attacker Kylian Mbappe and left back Mendy are also in the cards as Guardiola is trying to add more depth and finesse to his squad as early as possible in preparation for a serious title challenge next season.