Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has signed a new five-year contract that promises to keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2026.
The Brazilian, who has been a central pillar of City’s success since his arrival from Benfica in 2017, will be approaching his 33rd birthday by the time this new deal expires.“This was an easy decision for me. There is nowhere else I’d want to be,” Ederson told ManCity.com.
“To be part of one of the best squads in world football and to compete for trophies year in year out is what every footballer wants, and that is the opportunity you’re given at City.
“We have an outstanding manager. Working with him has been one of the great experiences of my career and I am a better player for it. We have achieved so much in the last four years, and I am confident we can continue to bring more success to the club in the coming seasons.”
A top class shot-stopper, like any elite goalkeeper should be, Ederson’s ability with the ball at his feet has been a major reason why he has been the perfect fit for Pep Guardiola’s system.
Now into his fifth season in Manchester, he has already racked up 194 appearances in all competitions and has only missed seven Premier League games out of a possible 155. He has kept 73 clean sheets in those 148 appearances.
Director of football Txiki Begiristain commented: “He [Ederson] is perfectly suited to our philosophy here at Manchester City and his ability with the ball at his feet makes him fundamental to our style of play.
“Since we signed him, he has added a new dimension to our game and has revolutionised goalkeeping in the Premier League in the process.”
Source : 90min