Manchester City are preparing to offer their goalkeeper Ederson a new contract just seven months after he made a move to Manchester. According to recent reports in the English media, the Citizens are lining up a new deal for the Brazilian keeper following his arrival at the Etihad Stadium in June last year. He has been in terrific form for the club this season and has put in some eye-catching displays which include a terrific last-minute penalty save away at Crystal Palace.
The jury was out when the 24-year-old made a switch to Manchester for a world record fee in the region of £34m at the time. However, he has answered his critics in emphatic fashion and now, City are on the verge of clinching their third Premier League title at the end of the season. It is believed that the club hierarchy are looking to reward him with improved terms which will see him get a significant rise from his lowly £70,000-a-week wages. The Brazilian international’s contract with the Manchester outfit runs until the summer of 2022, but City boss Pep Guardiola reckons that he can be the club’s first-choice keeper for nearly the next decade.
A source close to the club was quoted to have said: “The club is already looking at giving Ederson a new deal at the club.
“He was an expensive purchase but has been worth every penny. He has delighted Pep how quickly he’s settled in.
“There is not a rush on him but the club will make sure he is looked after in the long-term.”