SL Benfica have confirmed the sale of their goalkeeping superstar Ederson Moraes to Manchester City in a €40 million deal.
Manchester City have been going about their business with some lightning pace after the end of the season. Bernardo Silva has already agreed a move to the Etihad and SL Benfica have now confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the sale of Ederson.
The player is set to move to Etihad in a €40 million deal, which makes the goalkeeper the second-highest transfer for a player in the said position, the first being Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon.
The news has been greeted with much gumption across social media platforms. There has been a debate over who the most expensive goalkeeper is, with Buffon edging it in Euros while the Brexit effect means Ederson’s figure becomes the highest in GBP terms.
Ederson becomes world most expensive goalkeeper $40M. Madness!
— uthman adebayo (@adebayouthman15) June 1, 2017
BREAKING: Benfica have confirmed Manchester City have signed their goalkeeper Ederson for €40M. pic.twitter.com/5VShWFGXNK
— Coral (@Coral) June 1, 2017
💰 Most expensive Goalkeepers of all time…
– Ederson: £34M
– Buffon: £33M
– Neuer: £19M
– De Gea: £18M
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) June 1, 2017
In £’s he is he most expensive, but it’s not possible to balance both deals on £’s. Either way, Ederson is flipping expensive #MCFC
— Tom Scholes (@TomScholes316) June 1, 2017
The €40m fee for Ederson is a world record for a goalkeeper. 50% of the fee is set to go to third parties. (Source: @SLBenfica )
— AMMO SPORTS GH (@ammo_sports) June 1, 2017
Ederson to City is huge.🖐🏿🖐🏿
— :/ (@Sledge_AFC) June 1, 2017
BREAKING: Benfica confirm they have agreed a fee of more than £34m with Man City for goalkeeper Ederson.. pic.twitter.com/sQz0MU3Qtx
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 1, 2017
— Footie Live (@_FootieLive) June 1, 2017
While some reflected on the potential effect of the deal on De Gea’s asking price, others hinted at City attempting to buy the league.
40 million for Ederson then De Gea should go for a world record
— Joseph Yaw Akyin (@joseakyin7) June 1, 2017
€40m for Ederson, i’d definitely want atleast €100m for DDG then. https://t.co/rZRYsFn9sv
— Tobias Pettersson (@ManUtdTobbe) June 1, 2017
City inadvertently helping ManU with that ridiculous price for Ederson. De Gea just became about 30% more expensive
— Dumoulist (@hahostolze) June 1, 2017
If City have paid £35 mill for Ederson that surely makes De Gea’s value astronomically higher?!
— George Belgrove (@belgrove) June 1, 2017
If Ederson is worth 40m € De Gea should be worth a minimum 100m.
— Chinmay Dabke (@chinmaydabke) June 1, 2017
Ederson for 35 million is insane. He’s played about 30 games in the Portuguese league.
— Leo (@leomcguinn) June 1, 2017
There were some positive responses as well.
Only watched this Ederson guy properly for 1 game vs Dortmund and he was insanely good, great signing for City really
— kallan (@kallan_thfc) June 1, 2017
Welcome Ederson💙 pic.twitter.com/b9HgHo8KIY
— Kyle Gaffney (@B20silva) June 1, 2017