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Man City Agree Deal For Second Major Signing Of The Summer

David Kent
By David Kent
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As the summer transfer window eases open its latch, if you listen carefully, you can just hear Jim White being defrosted by Sky Sports in anticipation of it closing again.

Of course, deals have already been happening, like Pablo Zabaleta’s move to West Ham and Liverpool picking up Dominic Solanke. But it’s Manchester City who have dipped into the market once more for their second signing of the summer.

City wasted little time in their summer clear-out, releasing Zabaleta, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Willy Caballero.

On Friday, they announced the arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco for an estimated £43 million.


This morning, Benfica confirmed on the Portuguese stock market that Pep Guardiola’s side have reached an agreement to sign goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.

This season, the Portuguese club only conceded 18 goals as they won the Primeira Liga by six points.

The acquisition means Claudio Bravo will likely be relegated to second choice after a disappointing first season at the Etihad.


With the fee confirmed as being €40 million (£34.7 million), it would be a British record transfer amount for a goalkeeper.

Moraes underwent a medical earlier this week and has reportedly signed a five-year deal.

The 23-year-old Brazilian joined Benfica two years ago from Rio Ave.


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