Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly set to complete the signing of Benfica goalkeeper Ederson in the next 24 hours.
Having already wrapped up the signing of Bernardo Silva from Monaco last week, the Spanish tactician is wasting little time in putting his new-look squad together.
According to The Mirror, Ederson arrived in Manchester yesterday ahead of undergoing his medical on Tuesday as he looks set to complete a £35m move from Benfica which would be a new transfer record for a goalkeeper.
With Joe Hart unlikely to have a future at the Etihad, coupled with Willy Caballero being released last week and Claudio Bravo looking very suspect in his first season in England this past year, a goalkeeper had to be high on the agenda for Guardiola.
In turn, it’s no surprise to see him swoop for Ederson, although the figures involved will undoubtedly be a shock for a 23-year-old goalkeeper.
As noted by the Mirror, coupled with the £43m spent on Silva, that’s edging City’s summer spending close to £100m already and it’s not even June yet.
With plans to table offers for the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Leonardo Bonucci or Virgil van Dijk, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy or Alex Sandro, it promises to be a busy but exciting summer for City supporters as Guardiola seems intent on stamping his mark on the squad ahead of next season.
Sensibly, he is now looking at key areas that need to be addressed. While the Silva signing just adds competition to an already packed part of the squad, it’s absolutely vital for City to bring in a goalkeeper, full-backs, defender and possibly even another out-and-out striker, and with £300m behind him, Guardiola isn’t going to have to be too concerned about a budget.