Tuesday 26 March 2019

Ederson extends City contract to 2025

The Brazil goalkeeper has signed a two-year extension on a deal that already had five years to run.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has committed to the club for the next seven years
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has committed to the club for the next seven years

By Andy Hampson, Press Association Sport

Ederson has committed himself to Manchester City for the next seven years, the Premier League champions have announced.

The Brazilian goalkeeper, who joined City on a six-year deal last summer, has signed a two-year extension at the Etihad Stadium to take his contract to 2025.

The 24-year-old has made a big impression since his £35million arrival from Benfica, featuring in all but the last two games of their triumphant Premier League campaign.

Ederson said: “I’m delighted to sign my new contract.

“It means that the club is happy with my work, they trust me, and I hope to meet their expectations on the pitch and bring a lot of joy to the fans.”

Ederson has helped manager Pep Guardiola realise his vision of forming a winning side that effectively plays out from the back. Proving both a capable shot-stopper and excellent distributor, Ederson has instilled greater confidence across the whole City back line.

Having won the Premier League, his next target is succeeding in Europe.

He said: “I want to win everything we can, all of the competitions, but for me the Champions League is without a doubt a very special competition for us, and it is my dream to win it in Manchester City’s shirt.”

Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Ederson has shown in his first season at the club that he has all the attributes needed to become one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

“He has outstanding quality and his ability with the ball sets him apart from his competitors. We are really looking forward to seeing him develop at City over the coming years.”

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