Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Gets His Ed Boy!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Gets His Ed Boy!

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EDERSON Moraes insists he can be the ball-playing goalkeeper Pep Guardiola craves after City confirmed his £34.7m move from Benfica.

As reported by M.E.N. Sport, the deal was agreed with the Brazilian last week - but the Blues had to wait until third party ownership issues were cleared up before announcing their second signing of the summer.

His transfer will officially go through when the window opens on July 1. Ederson becomes the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of British football - and is set to replace Claudio Bravo as City's number one.

And the 23-year-old is confident he will be the answer to Guardiola's search for a sweeper-keeper. s "At my former club I also played a little bit advanced, I was involved a lot in the game," he said.

"I think that revolution in the way goalkeepers get involved in the game was very important. …

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