City did not release details of the transfer fee, but media reports have placed the value of the deal at £34.7 million (about R573 million), which would be a British record fee for a goalkeeper.
Ederson will become the Blues’ fourth Brazilian alongside midfielders Fernandinho and Fernando and exciting striker Gabriel Jesus.
City manager Pep Guardiola signed goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from
City are clearly hoping that Ederson – full name Ederson Santana de Moraes – is the long-term solution to the goalkeeping position.
The club’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, said: “We are delighted to bring Ederson to
“He is young, has all the qualities you could want as a top-class goalkeeper, and I think he’ll fit in really well to our squad.”
The 23-year-old keeper has not played for the full Brazilian national team. He previously played in
“I like everything about
Despite some inconsistent form, City finished third in the Premier League last season, qualifying for the Champions League.
Ederson is the second major signing of the close-season for City following their purchase of Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva for a reported £43m (about R710m) from