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    Jun 01, 2017
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    Ederson

    Manchester City have made Benfica goalkeeper Ederson their second signing of the summer after completing the second-most expensive goalkeeper deal in history.

    The 23-year-old - who is yet to make his debut for Brazil - signed a five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium, with the move completed on Thursday.

    Ederson will cost City £35 million, making him - in pound sterling - the most expensive goalkeeper in history, surpassing the £33m Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

    However, City are keen to stress that it's not a world record as the amount in Euros, which is how they paid Benfica (€40m), is lower than how much Juve paid for Buffon (€53m) in 2001.

    Ederson flew into Manchester on Monday and was at City's training ground on Tuesday to complete a medical and conduct interviews with the club's in-house media channels, but official confirmation of his signing was held up by third-party ownership issues.

     

     

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