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Sunday 25 June 2017

Benfica confirm Ederson's £35million move to City

Benfica has confirmed that Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is on his way to Manchester City
Benfica has confirmed that Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is on his way to Manchester City

Ederson's move to Manchester City appears to be done after Benfica announced they had "reached an agreement" over a £35million deal.

The 23-year-old, who has yet to win a senior cap for Brazil, reportedly underwent a medical with City on Tuesday and will immediately become the most expensive goalkeeper in British football.

Benfica posted a picture of the keeper accompanied by the words "thank you @edersonmoraes93" on their Twitter account and said in a statement "it has reached an agreement with Manchester City Football Club Limited for the definitive transfer of the rights of the athlete Ederson Santana de Moraes for the amount of 40,000,000 (forty million euros)."

Meanwhile, City have until 2020 to re-sign Enes Unal after agreeing a buy-back clause with Villarreal.

The 20-year-old Turkey international never played a competitive match for City after arriving from Bursaspor in 2015 and he enjoyed several loan spells prior to joining the Yellow Submarine on a five-year deal on Wednesday. He scored 18 Eredivisie goals for FC Twente during the 2016-17 campaign.

But City have reserved the option to take the striker back in the next three seasons for a fee of £20million.

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