After already finalizing a hefty £43 million deal to bring former Benfica and AS Monaco man – Bernardo Silva – to the Etihad this summer, Manchester City have once again flaunted their notorious financial muscle with the upcoming £35 million purchase of 23-year-old Brazilian goal-keeper, Ederson.
Although this particular deal hasn’t quite been signed, sealed and delivered as of yet…
City unable to announce Ederson until international clearance is granted. Not the club's fault. It's a legality. He has signed his contract.
— Shane Burns (@MediaShaneBurns) June 5, 2017
…perhaps there is method to Manchester City’s madness…
Announce Ederson at same time as the kit launch on Wednesday morning and sell a record amount of goalkeeper shirts ?
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) May 30, 2017
But then again, perhaps this deal isn’t good news for everybody working at the Etihad…
When Ederson fails his medical: pic.twitter.com/krHHRiXaCZ
— Coral (@Coral) May 30, 2017
…even if £35 million is something of a drop in the ocean for the Manchester City hierarchy…
Sheikh Mansour earned £80m in one week, enough to pay for Bernardo and Ederson.
He spends what he wants… pic.twitter.com/1TfEuJJsSt
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) May 29, 2017
Such a deal could have a genuine knock-on effect throughout the rest of the transfer window…
Manchester City signing Benfica’s Ederson for £43m. Sets the precedent for what Man Utd can demand from Real Madrid for De Gea. Huge money.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 29, 2017
…with rivals Manchester United in particular likely to profit…
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) May 29, 2017
Yet whilst Ederson seemingly arrives as a very highly rated individual…
This Ederson is a freak. Seen him make superhero type saves. Comfortable playing for a dominant team which is an underrated attribute.
— RG⁶ (@registability) May 28, 2017
…with bags of potential to improve even further…
For those who don't follow Portuguese football, Ederson is superb. His distribution is majestic, comes for crosses, imperious in 1v1s
— Patrick Kendrick (@patrickendrick) May 28, 2017
…his baptism of fire among the Premier League will likely prove eventful one way or another…
Scenes when Ederson fumbles a cross on his Man City debut and he gets written off as another Claudio Bravo pic.twitter.com/qkvGS2hq6l
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) June 2, 2017